Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Joshua 24:10

But I was not willing to listen to Balaam. So he had to bless you, and I delivered you from his hand.
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Prayer;   Shechem;  
Dictionaries:
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Shechem;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Covenant;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Shechem;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Balaam;   Balak;   Pillars;   Shechem (1);   Holman Bible Dictionary - Confessions and Credos;   Covenant;   Ebal;   Joshua;   Joshua, the Book of;   Mission(s);   Shechem;   Temple of Jerusalem;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Shechem;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Balaam;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Conquest of Canaan;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Plagues of Egypt;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Shechem;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

But I would not hearken unto Balaam,.... Who was very solicitous to get leave of the Lord to curse Israel, which he knew he could not do without; he had a goodwill to it but could not accomplish it:

therefore he blessed you still; went on blessing Israel to the last, when Balak hoped every time he would have cursed them; and Balaam himself was very desirous of doing it; but could not, being overruled by the Lord, and under his restraint; which shows his power over evil spirits, and their agents:

so I delivered you out of his hands: both out of the hand of Balak, who was intimidated from bringing his forces against them, and out of the hand of Balaam, who was not suffered to curse them.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on Joshua 24:10". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/joshua-24.html. 1999.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

But I would not hearken unto Balaam; therefore he blessed you still: so I delivered you out of his hand.

Unto Balaam — Who hereby appears to have desired of God leave to curse Israel; and therefore it is not strange, that God who permitted him simply to go, was highly angry with him for going with so wicked an intent, Numbers 22:20,22,32.

Delivered you — That is, from Balak's malicious design against you.

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on Joshua 24:10". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/joshua-24.html. 1765.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Joshua 24:10 But I would not hearken unto Balaam; therefore he blessed you still: so I delivered you out of his hand.

Ver. 10. Therefore he blessed you still] Though full sore against his mind, as loath to lose so fair a preferment; till at length he resolved to curse, whatever came of it, and therefore went not, as at other times, to his altar, but "set his face toward the wilderness." [Numbers 24:1-2] "Howbeit our God turned the curse into a blessing," said that good Nehemiah. [Nehemiah 13:2]

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Joshua 24:10". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/joshua-24.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

I would not hearken unto Balaam, who hereby appears to have desired of God leave to curse Israel; and therefore it is not strange that God, who permitted him simply to go, was highly angry with him for going with so wicked an intent, Numbers 22:20,22,32.

Out of his hand, i.e. from Balak’s malicious design against you.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Joshua 24:10". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/joshua-24.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

10.I delivered you out of his hand — Balak’s hand. He designed to harm by Balaam’s curses; but God, in a manner wholly miraculous, and not in harmony with his usual dealings with free agents, interposed, and changed his imprecations to benedictions. This constrained act did not keep Balaam from suffering a violent death while acting with the Midianites against Israel. Numbers 31:8.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Joshua 24:10". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/joshua-24.html. 1874-1909.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

But I would not hearken unto Balaam; therefore he blessed you still: so I delivered you out of his hand.
Numbers 22:11,12,18-20,35; 23:3-12,15-26; 24:5-10; Isaiah 54:17
Reciprocal: Numbers 24:10 - I called;  Judges 11:25 - Balak;  Nehemiah 13:2 - hired Balaam;  Micah 6:5 - Balak

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Joshua 24:10". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/joshua-24.html.