Seeing as, when Yisrael do the will of Hakadosh-Baruch-Hu, the wild animals will do them no harm (See Iyov, 5:53), why does the Torah inform them that they will not be able to destroy the Cana'ani nations quickly on account of the wild beasts?


Rashi (citing the Sifri) and Ramban: Moshe 1 is predicting here that Yisrael will sin, rendering them unworthy of the miracle 2 that wild beasts will not harm them (when they come to devour the carcasses of the slain - Targum Yonasan).


Like he predicted that they will be exiled. Refer to Devarim 4:25:2:1*.


Ramban: See Vayikra 26:6.


What are the implications of the word "ve'ha'Nish'arim"?


Ramban: It implies that the hornets will only be needed to ferret out the small minority of refugees who will go into hiding after the vast majority of the seven nations, including all of the thirty-one kings, have fallen in battle, their status as nations destroyed forever. 1


See Pesukim 22-24. In Shoftim 1:21, the Torah says that they did not dispossess the Yevusi of Yerushalayim, and they were there in the days of David (Pirkei d'R. Eliezer 36)! Perhaps the Ramban explains what Hashem promised, had Yisrael not slackened in fighting them.



Rashi writes that Yisrael will sin, and not merit that wild beasts not harm them. If so, also the remaining Kena'anim (since you cannot destroy them quickly) will be able to harm them!


Moshav Zekenim: The Kena'anim cannot harm them, for they are bigger sinners

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