Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


And they answered Joshua, and said, Because it was certainly told thy servants, how that the LORD thy God commanded his servant Moses to give you all the land, and to destroy all the inhabitants of the land from before you, therefore we were sore afraid of our lives because of you, and have done this thing.

Bible References

The lord

Exodus 23:31
So will I set thy bounds from the Red Sea even unto the sea of the Philistines and from the desert unto the River (Euphrates), - for I will deliver into your hand the inhabitants of the land, so shalt thou drive them out from before thee.
Numbers 33:51
Speak unto the sons of Israel, and thou shalt say unto them, - When ye do pass over the Jordan into the land of Canaan,
Deuteronomy 7:1
When Yahweh thy God shall bring thee into the land which thou art going in to possess, and shall clear away many nations from before thee - the Hittites and the Girgashites and the Amorites, and the Canaanites and the Perizzites, and the Hivites and the Jebusites - seven nations greater in number and stronger than thou;
Deuteronomy 20:15
Thus, shalt thou do unto all the cities that are very far away from thee, - which are not of the cities of those nations.

We were sore

Exodus 15:14
Peoples have heard they tremble, - A pang, hath seized the dwellers of Philistia:
Job 2:4
Then the accuser answered Yahweh, and said, Skin for skin, and so, all that a man hath, will he give for his life.
Matthew 10:28
And be not in fear, by reason of them that are killing the body, - and, the soul, are not able to kill. But fear, rather, him who is able, both soul and body, to destroy in gehenna!

General references

Numbers 22:3
and Moab shrank with great fear from the presence of the people because, many, they were, - and Moab was alarmed at the presence of the sons of Israel.
Deuteronomy 2:25
This day, will I begin to extend the dread of thee and the fear of thee over the face of the peoples under all the heavens, - who will hear the report of thee, then will they quake and writhe in pain because of thee.
Deuteronomy 20:16
But of the cities of these peoples which Yahweh thy God is giving unto thee as an inheritance, shalt thou not save alive, any breathing thing.