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I sent the hornet before you that drove them out from before you, the two kings of the Amorites, not with your sword, nor with your bow. Bible

“I sent the hornet before you.” There is no mention of literal physical hornets in the text, but it may represent that God was working to give Israel the lands that were not immediately visible to Israel (Exod. 23:28; Deut. 7:20). Also, the hornet can be a metaphor for fear, and the fear of Israel did go ahead of the Israelites and caused the Canaanites to panic or lose heart.


Commentary for: Joshua 24:12