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| Book of Joshua|
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- Joshua 24:15-28 [ Verse 16 in Original: Hebrew / Greek ]
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- 15 "If it is disagreeable in your sight to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves today whom you will serve: whether the gods which your fathers served which were beyond the River, or the R474 gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living; but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD." 16 The people answered and said, "Far be it from us that we should forsake the LORD to serve other gods; 17 for the LORD our God is He who brought us and our fathers up out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage, F286 and who did these great signs in our sight and preserved us through all the way in which we went and among all the peoples through whose midst we passed. 18 "The LORD drove out from before us all the peoples, even the Amorites who lived in the land. We also will serve the LORD, for He is our God." 19 Then Joshua said to the people, "You will not be able to serve the LORD, for R475 He is a holy God. He is a R476 jealous God; He R477 will not forgive your transgression or your sins. 20 "If R478 you forsake the LORD and serve foreign gods, then He will turn and do you harm and consume you after He has done good to you." 21 The people said to Joshua, "No, but we will serve the LORD." 22 Joshua said to the people, "You are witnesses against yourselves that you R479 have chosen for yourselves the LORD, to serve Him." And they said, "We are witnesses." 23 "Now therefore, put away the foreign gods which are in your midst, and incline R480 your hearts to the LORD, the God of Israel." 24 The R481 people said to Joshua, "We will serve the LORD our God and we will obey F287 His voice." 25 So R482 Joshua made a covenant with the people that day, and made for them a statute and an ordinance in Shechem. 26 And Joshua wrote R483 these words in the book of the law of God; and he took a large stone and set it up there under the oak that was by the sanctuary of the LORD. 27 Joshua said to all the people, "Behold, this R484 stone shall be for a witness against us, for it has heard all the words of the LORD which He spoke to F288 us; thus it shall be for a witness against you, so that you do not deny your God." 28 Then Joshua dismissed the people, each to his inheritance.
F286 Lit bondmen
F287 Lit listen to
F288 Lit with
R474 Judges 6:10
R475 Leviticus 19:2;
R476 Exodus 20:5;
R477 Exodus 23:21
R478 Deuteronomy 4:25,26
R479 Psalms 119:173
R480 1 Kings 8:57,58; Psalms 119:36; 141:4
R481 Exodus 19:8; 24:3,7; Deuteronomy 5:27
R482 Exodus 24:8
R483 Deuteronomy 31:24
R484 Joshua 22:27,34
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