Joshua Chapter 12
1 Now these are the kings of the land, which the children of Israel smote, and possessed their land on the other side Jordan toward the rising of the sun, from the river Arnon unto mount Hermon, and all the plain on the east:
2 Sihon king of the Amorites, who dwelt in Heshbon, and ruled from Aroer, which is upon the bank of the river Arnon, and from the middle of the river, and from half Gilead, even unto the river Jabbok, which is the border of the children of Ammon;
6 Them did Moses the servant of the LORD and the children of Israel smite: and Moses the servant of the LORD gave it for a possession unto the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and the half tribe of Manasseh.
7 And these are the kings of the country which Joshua and the children of Israel smote on this side Jordan on the west, from Baalgad in the valley of Lebanon even unto the mount Halak, that goeth up to Seir; which Joshua gave unto the tribes of Israel for a possession according to their divisions;
8 In the mountains, and in the valleys, and in the plains, and in the springs, and in the wilderness, and in the south country; the Hittites, the Amorites, and the Canaanites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites:
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Joshua Chapter 12 Bible commentary...
The two kings conquered by Moses. (1-6) The kings whom Joshua smote. (7-24)1-6 Fresh mercies must not drown the remembrance of former mercies, nor must the glory of the present instruments of good to the church diminish the just honour of those who went before them, since God is the same who wrought by both. Moses gave to one part of Israel a very rich and fruitful country, but it was on the outside of Jordan. Joshua gave to all Israel the holy land, within Jordan. So the law has given to some few of God's spiritual Israel worldly blessings, earnests of good things to come; but our Lord Jesus, the true Joshua, provided for all the children of promise spiritual blessings, and the heavenly Canaan.
7-24 We have here the limits of the country Joshua conquered. A list is given of the kings subdued by Israel: thirty-one in all. This shows how fruitful Canaan then was, in which so many chose to throng together. This was the land God appointed for Israel; yet in our day it is one of the most barren and unprofitable countries in the world. Such is the effect of the curse it lies under, since its possessors rejected Christ and his gospel, as was foretold by Moses, #De 29:23|. The vengeance of a righteous God, inflicted on all these kings and their subjects, for their wickedness, should make us dread and hate sin. The fruitful land bestowed on his chosen people, should fill our hearts with hope and confidence in his mercy, and with humble gratitude.
Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.
Oye olayinka's Joshua Chapter 12 comment on 7/10/2014, 3:43am...
Thirty one kings were defeated here by the children of Isreal. This is because God helped them. The numerous challenges we face in life is not above God. He is always there to help. God is a present help in times of trouble. Surrender the challenges to him today.
Oye olayinka's Joshua Chapter 12 comment on 7/07/2014, 12:43am...
Pls correct the number of the kings to thirty one in my comment. Thanks.
Favour samuel's Joshua Chapter 12 comment on 1/28/2014, 3:12am...
Joshua I call him hero of God, he even reached at the top flowing in the holy spirit because he obeyed God he was the afriend of God, I really learn from Joshua as to be obedient, Today God have given us Joshua and Moses as Joshua obeyed Moses's word during their generation , now this generation God has given us his ministers before us and he needs us to obey every word come from them because they are not them but God in them so that we may received the anointing upon them and blessing as Joshua received the anointing from mosses b'se he was humble servant of mosses, we need to serve our pastors first then God will fill full our calling.
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