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Joshua 17:12

    Joshua 17:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Yet the children of Manasseh could not drive out the inhabitants of those cities; but the Canaanites would dwell in that land.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Yet the children of Manasseh could not drive out the inhabitants of those cities; but the Canaanites would dwell in that land.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Yet the children of Manasseh could not drive out the inhabitants of those cities; but the Canaanites would dwell in that land.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But the children of Manasseh were not able to make the people of those towns go out; but the Canaanites would go on living in that land.

    Webster's Revision

    Yet the children of Manasseh could not drive out the inhabitants of those cities; but the Canaanites would dwell in that land.

    World English Bible

    Yet the children of Manasseh couldn't drive out the inhabitants of those cities; but the Canaanites would dwell in that land.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Yet the children of Manasseh could not drive out the inhabitants of those cities; but the Canaanites would dwell in that land.

    Clarke's Commentary on Joshua 17:12

    Could not drive out, etc. - They had neither grace nor courage to go against their enemies, and chose rather to share their territories with those whom the justice of God had proscribed, than exert themselves to expel them. But some commentators give a different turn to this expression, and translate the passage thus: But the children of Manasseh could not (resolve) to destroy those cities, but the Canaanites consented to dwell in the land. And as they were willing to pay tribute, and the others chose to tolerate them on those terms, they agreed to dwell together: but this paying of tribute seems not to have taken place till some time after, when the children of Israel were waxen strong, etc.