Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Joshua 14:11

I am still as strong today as I was in the day Moses sent me; as my strength was then, so my strength is now, for war and for going out and coming in.
New American Standard

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Caleb;   Hebron;   Infirmity;   Obedience;   Thompson Chain Reference - Caleb;   Long Life;   Old Age;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Anakim, the;   Holy Land;  
Dictionaries:
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Anak;   Caleb;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Debir;   Judah, Tribe of;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Hebron;   Joshua, the Book of;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Joshua;   Moses;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Caleb;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Judah;   Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Caleb;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Conquest of Canaan;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Caleb;   Joshua (2);   Joshua, Book of;   Judah, Territory of;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Judah, Tribe of;   Small and Large Letters;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

Even so is my strength now - I do not ask this place because I wish to sit down now, and take my ease; on the contrary, I know I must fight, to drive out the Anakim, and I am as able and willing to do it as I was forty-five years ago, when Moses sent me to spy out the land.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on Joshua 14:11". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/joshua-14.html. 1832.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

As yet I am as strong this day as I was in the day that Moses sent me,.... To spy the land, forty five years ago; suggesting that he was as sound in his mind, understanding, judgment and memory, and as hale, strong, and robust in his body now, as he had been so long ago; which was a wonderful instance of the care of divine Providence over him in upholding him in life, and continuing him in vigour and health at such an age, when the carcasses of so many thousands had pined away and fell in the wilderness:

as my strength was then, even so is my strength now for war; he had the same strength of body and courage of mind to engage in warlike enterprises as he had so many years ago; and this he the rather mentions, to prevent any objection Joshua might make to the giving of Hebron to him, since being inhabited by giants, it required a large share of strength and courage to attempt the conquest of it: but Caleb had strength

both to go out, and to come in; to do any civil business, to preside over his tribe, or to govern any city, and its appendages, that should be put into his hands.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on Joshua 14:11". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/joshua-14.html. 1999.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

As yet I am as strong this day as I was in the day that Moses sent me: as my strength was then, even so is my strength now, for war, both to go out, and to come in.

For war — Not only for counsel, but for action; for marching and fighting. And therefore this gift will not be cast away upon an unprofitable and unserviceable person.

To go out, and to come in — To perform all the duties belonging to my place. Moses had said, that at eighty years old, even our strength is labour and sorrow. But Caleb was an exception to this rule: At eighty-five years old, his strength was still ease and joy. This he got by following the Lord fully.

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on Joshua 14:11". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/joshua-14.html. 1765.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Joshua 14:11 As yet I [am as] strong this day as [I was] in the day that Moses sent me: as my strength [was] then, even so [is] my strength now, for war, both to go out, and to come in.

Ver. 11. As yet I am strong this day.] Viridis et vegeta senectus singulare Dei donum est [Deuteronomy 34:7] Mr Dod, as he was another Moses for meekness, so for health of body in extreme old age; a mercy that he much valued. Deficere potius quam desinere visus est.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Joshua 14:11". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/joshua-14.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

For war; not only for counsel, but for action, for marching and fighting. And therefore this gift will not be cast away upon an unprofitable and unserviceable person.

To go out, and to come in; to perform all the duties belonging to my place.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Joshua 14:11". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/joshua-14.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

11.Strong this day — As strong to defend his heritage as he was forty-five years ago to win it. He had kept the ten commandments which his own ears had heard from Jehovah’s voice so well, that they had been permanent youth in his blood and bones.

Go out — To the battle.

Come in — With the spoils. See Judges 1:20. This was no senile boast of youthful strength, as the three sons of Anak found to their cost. Joshua 15:14. The old hero never became, like his fellow Joshua, ruler of all Israel, but he had a son-in-law-nephew that did.}

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Joshua 14:11". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/joshua-14.html. 1874-1909.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

March. Hebrew, "to enter and to go out." Septuagint add, "to war."

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on Joshua 14:11". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/joshua-14.html. 1859.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(11) As yet I am as strong this day . . .—But by Joshua 13:1, “Joshua had aged.” Yet Joshua died at the age of 110, only 25 years older than Caleb was at this time. They were contemporaries. But the far greater responsibility lying upon Joshua (with a possible difference of temperament) may very naturally account for the one man’s having aged so much more rapidly than the other.

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on Joshua 14:11". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/joshua-14.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

As yet I am as strong this day as I was in the day that Moses sent me: as my strength was then, even so is my strength now, for war, both to go out, and to come in.
Deuteronomy 31:2; 34:7; Psalms 90:10; 103:5
Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 21:15 - and David waxed faint;  Job 33:25 - return

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Joshua 14:11". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/joshua-14.html.