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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible
back to: Joshua
Book: Joshua
Chapter: 16

The sons of Joseph.
- This and the following Chapter should not be separated. They
give the lots of Ephraim and Manasseh, the children of Joseph,
who, next to Judah, were to have the Post of honour, and
therefore had the first and best portion in the northern part of
Canaan, as Judah in the southern part. God's people now, as of
old, suffer his enemies to remain. Blessed Lord, when will all
our enemies be subdued? 1Co 15:26. Do thou drive them all out;
thou alone canst do it. These settled boundaries may remind us,
that our situation and provision in this Life, as Well as our
future inheritance, are appointed By the only Wise and righteous
God, and we should be content with our portion, since he knows
what is best for us, and all we have is more than we deserve.