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 Joshua 24:14 - 28
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   Book of Joshua
   Chapter 24
24:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"Now fear the LORD and serve him with all faithfulness. Throw away the gods your forefathers worshiped beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the LORD.
 
24:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD."
 
24:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then the people answered, "Far be it from us to forsake the LORD to serve other gods!
 
24:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
It was the LORD our God himself who brought us and our fathers up out of Egypt, from that land of slavery, and performed those great signs before our eyes. He protected us on our entire journey and among all the nations through which we traveled.
 
24:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
And the LORD drove out before us all the nations, including the Amorites, who lived in the land. We too will serve the LORD, because he is our God."
 
24:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Joshua said to the people, "You are not able to serve the LORD. He is a holy God; he is a jealous God. He will not forgive your rebellion and your sins.
 
24:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
If you forsake the LORD and serve foreign gods, he will turn and bring disaster on you and make an end of you, after he has been good to you."
 
24:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But the people said to Joshua, "No! We will serve the LORD."
 
24:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then Joshua said, "You are witnesses against yourselves that you have chosen to serve the LORD." "Yes, we are witnesses," they replied.
 
24:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"Now then," said Joshua, "throw away the foreign gods that are among you and yield your hearts to the LORD, the God of Israel."
 
24:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
And the people said to Joshua, "We will serve the LORD our God and obey him."
 
24:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
On that day Joshua made a covenant for the people, and there at Shechem he drew up for them decrees and laws.
 
24:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
And Joshua recorded these things in the Book of the Law of God. Then he took a large stone and set it up there under the oak near the holy place of the LORD.
 
24:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"See!" he said to all the people. "This stone will be a witness against us. It has heard all the words the LORD has said to us. It will be a witness against you if you are untrue to your God."
 
24:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then Joshua sent the people away, each to his own inheritance.
 
 

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