They said to Joshua, "It was carefully reported to your subjects how the Lord your God commanded Moses his servant to assign you the whole land and to destroy all who live in the land from before you. Because of you we were terrified we would lose our lives, so we did this thing.
When the Lord your God brings you to the land that you are going to occupy and forces out many nations before you -- Hittites, Girgashites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites, seven nations more numerous and powerful than you --
The nations will hear and tremble; anguish will seize the inhabitants of Philistia.
I will set your boundaries from the Red Sea to the sea of the Philistines, and from the desert to the River, for I will deliver the inhabitants of the land into your hand, and you will drive them out before you.
"Speak to the Israelites and tell them, 'When you have crossed the Jordan into the land of Canaan,
But if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land before you, then those whom you allow to remain will be irritants in your eyes and thorns in your side, and will cause you trouble in the land where you will be living.
The Lord your God will give them over to you; he will throw them into a great panic until they are destroyed.
This is how you are to deal with all those cities located far from you, those that do not belong to these nearby nations.
They told him, "Your subjects have come from a very distant land because of the reputation of the Lord your God, for we have heard the news about all he did in Egypt
But Satan answered the Lord, "Skin for skin! Indeed, a man will give up all that he has to save his life!