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Caleb's request is, to Give me this mountain, to or Hebron, because it was formerly in God's promise to him, and he would let Israel knows how much he valued the promise. Those who live by faith value that which is given by God's promise, far above what is given by his providence only. It was now in the Anakims' possession, and Caleb would let Israel know how little he feared the enemy, and that he would encourage them to push on their conquests. Caleb answered to his name, which
signifies to all heart. to Hebron was settled on Caleb and his heirs, because he wholly followed the Lord God of Israel. Happy are we if we follow him. Singular piety shall be crowned with singular favour.
The nine tribes and a half to have their inheritance.
About this commentary:
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Bible is available in the Public Domain.