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 Joshua 23:1 - 16
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   Book of Joshua
   Chapter 23
23:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
After a long time had passed and the LORD had given Israel rest from all their enemies around them, Joshua, by then old and well advanced in years,
 
23:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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summoned all Israel - their elders, leaders, judges and officials - and said to them: "I am old and well advanced in years.
 
23:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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You yourselves have seen everything the LORD your God has done to all these nations for your sake; it was the LORD your God who fought for you.
 
23:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Remember how I have allotted as an inheritance for your tribes all the land of the nations that remain - the nations I conquered - between the Jordan and the Great Sea F58 in the west.
 
23:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The LORD your God himself will drive them out of your way. He will push them out before you, and you will take possession of their land, as the LORD your God promised you.
 
23:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"Be very strong; be careful to obey all that is written in the Book of the Law of Moses, without turning aside to the right or to the left.
 
23:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Do not associate with these nations that remain among you; do not invoke the names of their gods or swear by them. You must not serve them or bow down to them.
 
23:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But you are to hold fast to the LORD your God, as you have until now.
 
23:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"The LORD has driven out before you great and powerful nations; to this day no one has been able to withstand you.
 
23:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
One of you routs a thousand, because the LORD your God fights for you, just as he promised.
 
23:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So be very careful to love the LORD your God.
 
23:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"But if you turn away and ally yourselves with the survivors of these nations that remain among you and if you intermarry with them and associate with them,
 
23:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
then you may be sure that the LORD your God will no longer drive out these nations before you. Instead, they will become snares and traps for you, whips on your backs and thorns in your eyes, until you perish from this good land, which the LORD your God has given you.
 
23:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"Now I am about to go the way of all the earth. You know with all your heart and soul that not one of all the good promises the LORD your God gave you has failed. Every promise has been fulfilled; not one has failed.
 
23:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But just as every good promise of the LORD your God has come true, so the LORD will bring on you all the evil he has threatened, until he has destroyed you from this good land he has given you.
 
23:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
If you violate the covenant of the LORD your God, which he commanded you, and go and serve other gods and bow down to them, the LORD's anger will burn against you, and you will quickly perish from the good land he has given you."
 

FOOTNOTES:
F58 That is, the Mediterranean

 
 

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