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So Yahweh left those nations without driving them out quickly, neither did he give them into the hand of Joshua. Bible

“neither did he give them into the hand of Joshua.” God had said He would not give the Promised Land all at once to Joshua, and would not drive out the inhabitants quickly. God had various reasons for that, for example, Israel did not have enough people to occupy the entire land and God did not want the dangerous wild animals to multiply (Exod. 23:29-30; Deut. 7:22).


Commentary for: Judges 2:23