23:3 And ye have seen all that the LORD your God hath done unto
all these nations a because of you; for the LORD your God
[is] he that hath fought for you.
(a) Your eyes bearing witness.
23:5 And the LORD your God, he shall expel b them from before
you, and drive them from out of your sight; and ye shall
possess their land, as the LORD your God hath promised unto
(b) Which yet remain and are not overcome, as in
23:7 That ye come not among these nations, these that c remain
among you; neither make mention of the name of their gods,
d nor cause to swear [by them], neither serve them, nor
bow yourselves unto them:
(c) And not yet subdued.
(d) Let not the judges admit an oath which any shall swear
by their idols.
23:13 Know for a certainty that the LORD your God will no more
drive out [any of] these nations from before you; but they
shall be snares and traps unto you, and scourges in your
sides, and thorns in your e eyes, until ye perish from
off this good land which the LORD your God hath given you.
(e) Meaning, they will be a continual grief to you, and so
the cause of your destruction.
23:14 And, behold, this day I [am] f going the way of all the
earth: and ye know in all your g hearts and in all your
souls, that not one thing hath failed of all the good
things which the LORD your God spake concerning you; all
are come to pass unto you, [and] not one thing hath failed
(f) I die according to the course of nature.
(g) Most certainly.
23:16 When ye have h transgressed the covenant of the LORD
your God, which he commanded you, and have gone and served
other gods, and bowed yourselves to them; then shall the
anger of the LORD be kindled against you, and ye shall
perish quickly from off the good land which he hath given
(h) He shows that no evil can come to man, except he
offend God by disobedience.