Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Joshua 8:6

They will come out after us until we have drawn them away from the city, for they will say, ‘They are fleeing before us as at the first.' So we will flee before them.
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Ambush;   Armies;   Strategy;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Cities;   Sieges;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Ai;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Ambush;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Ai;   Bethel;   Joshua, the Book of;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Ai;   Israel;   Joshua;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Ai, Hai ;   Ambush, Ambushment;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Ai;   Journeyings of israel from egypt to canaan;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Conquest of Canaan;   Kitto Biblical Cyclopedia - Ai;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

For they will come out after us,.... Of which there could be no doubt, when they should see them run from them:

till we have drawn them from the city; some distance from it, that they could not return soon enough to save it from the ambush, or prevent their entrance into it, and burning it:

for they will say, they will flee before us, as at the first; they run away as they did before, and let us pursue them and smite them as we did then:

therefore we will flee before them; to draw them out of the city, and make your way easy to get into it,

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Gill, John. "Commentary on Joshua 8:6". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/joshua-8.html. 1999.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Joshua 8:6 (For they will come out after us) till we have drawn them from the city; for they will say, They flee before us, as at the first: therefore we will flee before them.

Ver. 6. Till we have drawn them from the city.] Heb., Pulled them. Saith Bristow in his "Motives," Pull the heretics but out of their stronghold of Scripture proofs, into the open field of fathers and councils, and then you may deal well enough with them.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Joshua 8:6". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/joshua-8.html. 1865-1868.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

6.For they will come out after us — So infatuated are they over their recent victory that our greater numbers will not be likely to awe them from coming out against us.

They flee before us, as at the first — It is a wise general who makes a former defeat aid him in securing a future victory.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Joshua 8:6". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/joshua-8.html. 1874-1909.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

(For they will come out after us) till we have drawn them from the city; for they will say, They flee before us, as at the first: therefore we will flee before them.
drawn
Heb. pulled.
They flee
Exodus 14:3; 15:9; Judges 20:32; Ecclesiastes 8:11; 9:12
Reciprocal: Joshua 8:19 - General2 Samuel 17:9 - some

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Joshua 8:6". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/joshua-8.html.