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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Joshua 5:15


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    King James Bible - Joshua 5:15

    And the captain of the LORD's host said unto Joshua, Loose thy shoe from off thy foot; for the place whereon thou standest is holy. And Joshua did so.

    World English Bible

    The prince of Yahweh's army said to Joshua, "Take your
    shoes off of your feet; for the place on which you stand is holy." Joshua did so.

    Douay-Rheims - Joshua 5:15

    Josue fell on his face to the
    ground. And worshipping, add: What saith my lord to his servant? Loose, saith he, thy shoes from off thy feet: for the place whereon thou standest is holy. And Josue did as was commanded him.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    And the captain of the LORD'S host said to Joshua,
    Loose thy shoe from off thy foot, for the place on which thou standest is holy: and Joshua did so.

    Original Hebrew

    ויאמר
    559 שׂר 8269 צבא 6635 יהוה 3068 אל 413 יהושׁע 3091 שׁל 5394 נעלך 5275 מעל 5921 רגלך 7272 כי 3588 המקום 4725 אשׁר 834 אתה 859 עמד 5975 עליו 5921 קדשׁ 6944 הוא 1931 ויעשׂ 6213 יהושׁע 3091 כן׃ 3651

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    VERSE (15) -
    Ex 3:5 Ac 7:32,33 2Pe 1:18

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 5:15

    Y el Príncipe del ejército del SEÑOR respondió a Josué: Quita tus zapatos de tus pies; porque el lugar donde estás es santo. Y Josué lo hizo así.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Joshua 5:15

    Verse 15.
    Loose thy shoe from off thy foot, &c.] These were the same words which the angel, on Mount Sinai, spoke to Moses; (see Exod. iii. 5-8;) and from this it seems likely that it was the same person that appeared in both places: in the first, to encourage Moses to deliver the oppressed Israelites, and bring them to the promised land; in the second, to encourage Joshua in his arduous labour in expelling the ancient inhabitants, and establishing the people in the inheritance promised to their fathers.

    THERE is scarcely a more unfortunate division of chapters in the whole Bible than that here. Through this very circumstance many persons have been puzzled to know what was intended by this extraordinary appearance, because they supposed that the whole business ends with the chapter, whereas, it is continued in the succeeding one, the first verse of which is a mere parenthesis, simply relating the state of Jericho at the time that Joshua was favoured by this encouraging vision. We may draw two useful reflections from the subjects of this chapter: - 1. As the manna had now failed, the people always greatly addicted to incredulity, might have been led to imagine that God had now given them up, and would be no longer in their armies, had he not given them this strong assurance, that the Angel of his presence should be with them as the guide and protector of the whole camp; for Joshua undoubtedly informed them of the encouragement he had received from the captain of the Lord's host. 2. By this vision he showed them that their help came from himself, and that it was not by human might or power, but by the Lord of hosts, they were to have the victory over all their adversaries; and he gave them the most convincing proof of this in the miraculous destruction of Jericho. By this means he continued to keep them dependent on his arm alone, without which dependence the spirit of religion could not have been preserved among them.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 15. And the Captain of the Lord’s host said unto Joshua , etc.] As a trial and proof of his obedience to him: loose thy shoe from off thy foot ; which is to be understood literally, as when the like was commanded Moses at Horeb, ( Exodus 3:5); though some interpret it figuratively; as Abarbinel, “remove from thee such thoughts that thou shall take this city by strength:” for the place whereon thou standest [is] holy ; because of the presence of this Person, and as long as he was there, though afterwards was as another place; the Jewish commentator, last mentioned, thinks this intimates that the city, and all in it (and all round about it), should be “cherem”, devoted, and so be holy to the Lord: and Joshua did so ; loosed his shoe from his foot, in obedience to the Captain of the Lord’s host, thereby giving proof of his readiness, willingness, and alacrity to serve under him.

    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 שׂר 8269 צבא 6635 יהוה 3068 אל 413 יהושׁע 3091 שׁל 5394 נעלך 5275 מעל 5921 רגלך 7272 כי 3588 המקום 4725 אשׁר 834 אתה 859 עמד 5975 עליו 5921 קדשׁ 6944 הוא 1931 ויעשׂ 6213 יהושׁע 3091 כן׃ 3651


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