SEV Biblia, Chapter 1:28 Pero cuando Israel tomó fuerzas hizo al cananeo tributario, mas no lo echó.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 28. And it came to pass, when Israel was strong , etc.] All the tribes of Israel were become numerous, and able to drive the Canaanites out of the land everywhere, and particularly were able to assist Manasseh in expelling the Canaanites out of the above places, yet they did not; but all they did was, that they put the Canaanites to tribute, and did not utterly drive them out ; which flowed from covetousness, and a love of ease; they did not care to be at the trouble of expelling them, as they found it turned more to their account and present advantage to make them tributaries; and this was true of the Israelites in general, and of the half tribe of Manasseh in particular; which, as Abarbinel thinks, is here respected.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 21-36 - The people of Israel were very careless of their duty and interest Owing to slothfulness and cowardice, they would not be at the pains to complete their conquests. It was also owing to their covetousness: the were willing to let the Canaanites live among them, that they migh make advantage of them. They had not the dread and detestation of idolatry they ought to have had. The same unbelief that kept their fathers forty years out of Canaan, kept them now out of the ful possession of it. Distrust of the power and promise of God deprive them of advantages, and brought them into troubles. Thus many believer who begins well is hindered. His graces languish, his lust revive, Satan plies him with suitable temptations, the world recover its hold; he brings guilt into his conscience, anguish into his heart discredit on his character, and reproach on the gospel. Though he ma have sharp rebukes, and be so recovered that he does not perish, yet he will have deeply to lament his folly through his remaining days; an upon his dying bed to mourn over the opportunities of glorifying God and serving the church he has lost. We can have no fellowship with the enemies of God within us or around us, but to our hurt; therefore ou only wisdom is to maintain unceasing war against them __________________________________________________________________
Original Hebrew ויהי 1961 כי 3588 חזק 2388 ישׂראל 3478 וישׂם 7760 את 853 הכנעני 3669 למס 4522 והורישׁ 3423 לא 3808 הורישׁו׃ 3423