Deuteronomy 3:21-22

I also commanded Joshua at the same time, “You have seen everything the Lord your God did to these two kings; he will do the same to all the kingdoms where you are going.  Do not be afraid of them, for the Lord your God will personally fight for you.”

At that time I commanded Joshua: “You have seen with your own eyes all that the LORD your God has done to these two kings. The LORD will do the same to all the kingdoms over there where you are going. Do not be afraid of them; the LORD your God himself will fight for you.”

“And I commanded Joshua at that time, saying, ‘Your eyes have seen all that the LORD your God has done to these two kings; so will the LORD do to all the kingdoms through which you pass. You must not fear them, for the LORD your God Himself fights for you.’

“At that time I gave Joshua this charge: ‘You have seen for yourself everything the Lord your God has done to these two kings. He will do the same to all the kingdoms on the west side of the Jordan. Do not be afraid of the nations there, for the Lord your God will fight for you.’

And I commanded Joshua at that time, saying, Thine eyes have seen all that the LORD your God hath done unto these two kings: so shall the LORD do unto all the kingdoms whither thou passest. Ye shall not fear them: for the LORD your God he shall fight for you.


The two kings referenced in this verse are Sihon, King of Heshbon and Og, King of Bashan. On Israel’s road to the Promised Land, God delivers entire kingdoms and armies into the hand of Moses, Joshua, and the Israelites. We see this many times in the Old Testament; God directing and influencing entire kingdoms with favor – or disfavor. Obedience again arises as a central theme of God’s favor. Here Joshua has nothing to fear, because God promises to fight for him. Seek the Lord and obey His Word. He is able and does fight for us as we live in His will and by His Word.