SEV Biblia, Chapter 5:14 Y él respondió: No; mas yo soy el Príncipe del ejército del SEÑOR; ahora he venido. Entonces Josué postrándose sobre su rostro en tierra le adoró; y le dijo: Â¿Qué dice mi Señor a su siervo?
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Joshua 5:14 Verse 14. But as captain of the host of the Lord am I now come.] By this saying Joshua was both encouraged and instructed. As if he had said, "Fear not; Jehovah hath sent from heaven to save thee and thy people from the reproach of them that would swallow thee up. Israel is the Lord's host; and the Lord of hosts is Israel's Captain. Thou thyself shalt only be captain under me, and I am now about to instruct thee relative to thy conduct in this war." And Joshua-did worship] Nor was he reprehended for offering Divine worship to this person, which he would not have received had he been a created angel. See Rev. xxii. 8, 9.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 14. And he said, nay , etc.] Not for or on the side of their adversaries was he come, as Joshua suspected at the first sight of him; the Septuagint version is, “he said unto him”, taking al for wl , as it sometimes is: but [as] Captain of the host of the Lord am I now come ; of the host of the Lord both in heaven and in earth, angels and men, and particularly of the people of Israel, called the armies and host of the Lord, ( Exodus 7:4 12:41); so that though Joshua was general, Christ was Generalissimo; and so Joshua understood him, and therefore showed a readiness to do whatsoever he should command him; the spiritual Israel of God, the church, is in a militant state, and has many enemies to combat with, sin, Satan, the world, and false teachers; Christ is their Leader and Commander, the Captain of their salvation, and has all necessary qualifications or wisdom, courage, and might, for such an office; (see Isaiah 55:4 11:2,3 Hebrews 2:10 Revelation 19:11,14); and Joshua fell on his face to the earth ; in reverence of this divine and illustrious Person, whom he perceived to be what he was: and did worship ; gave him religious worship and adoration, which had he been a created angel he would not have given to him, nor would such an one have received it, ( Revelation 19:10 22:8,9); and said unto him, what saith my Lord unto his servant ? that is, what commands had he to lay upon him, and he was ready to execute them? he was heartily willing to be subject to him as the chief general of the Israelitish forces, and to consider himself, and behave, as an officer under him, and to obey all orders that should be given.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 13-15 - We read not of any appearance of God's glory to Joshua till now. Ther appeared to him one as a man to be noticed. This Man was the Son of God, the eternal Word. Joshua gave him Divine honours: he receive them, which a created angel would not have done, and he is calle Jehovah, chap. 6:2. To Abraham he appeared as a traveller; to Joshua a a man of war. Christ will be to his people what their faith needs Christ had his sword drawn, which encouraged Joshua to carry on the way with vigour. Christ's sword drawn in his hand, denotes how ready he is for the defence and salvation of his people. His sword turns every way Joshua will know whether he is a friend or a foe. The cause between the Israelites and Canaanites, between Christ and Beelzebub, will not admi of any man's refusing to take one part or the other, as he may do in worldly contests. Joshua's inquiry shows an earnest desire to know the will of Christ, and a cheerful readiness and resolution to do it. All true Christians must fight under Christ's banner, and they will conque by his presence and assistance __________________________________________________________________
Original Hebrew ויאמר 559 לא 3808 כי 3588 אני 589 שׂר 8269 צבא 6635 יהוה 3068 עתה 6258 באתי 935 ויפל 5307 יהושׁע 3091 אל 413 פניו 6440 ארצה 776 וישׁתחו 7812 ויאמר 559 לו מה 4100 אדני 136 מדבר 1696 אל 413 עבדו׃ 5650