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Joshua 23
New Living Translation

Joshua’s Final Words to Israel

23The years passed, and the LORD had given the people of Israel rest from all their enemies. Joshua, who was now very old,H7227H3117H310H3068H5117H3478H341H5439H3091H2204H935H3117 2called together all the elders, leaders, judges, and officers of Israel. He said to them, "I am now a very old man.H3091H7121H3478H2205H7218H8199H7860H559H2204H935H3117 3You have seen everything the LORD your God has done for you during my lifetime. The LORD your God has fought for you against your enemies.H7200H3068H430H6213H1471H6440H3068H430H3898 4I have allotted to you as your homeland all the land of the nations yet unconquered, as well as the land of those we have already conquered—from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea in the west.H7200H5307H1471H7604H5159H7626H3383H1471H3772H1419H3220H3996H8121 5This land will be yours, for the LORD your God will himself drive out all the people living there now. You will take possession of their land, just as the LORD your God promised you.H3068H430H1920H6440H3423H6440H3423H776H3068H430H1696 6"So be very careful to follow everything Moses wrote in the Book of Instruction. Do not deviate from it, turning either to the right or to the left.H3966H2388H8104H6213H3789H5612H8451H4872H5493H3225H8040 7Make sure you do not associate with the other people still remaining in the land. Do not even mention the names of their gods, much less swear by them or serve them or worship them.H935H1471H7604H2142H8034H430H7650H5647H7812 8Rather, cling tightly to the LORD your God as you have done until now.H1692H3068H430H6213H3117 9"For the LORD has driven out great and powerful nations for you, and no one has yet been able to defeat you.H3068H3423H6440H1419H1471H6099H376H5975H6440H3117 10Each one of you will put to flight a thousand of the enemy, for the LORD your God fights for you, just as he has promised.H259H376H7291H505H3068H430H3898H1696 11So be very careful to love the LORD your God.H3966H8104H5315H157H3068H430 12"But if you turn away from him and cling to the customs of the survivors of these nations remaining among you, and if you intermarry with them,H7725H7725H1692H3499H1471H7604H2859H935 13then know for certain that the LORD your God will no longer drive them out of your land. Instead, they will be a snare and a trap to you, a whip for your backs and thorny brambles in your eyes, and you will vanish from this good land the LORD your God has given you.H3045H3045H3068H430H3254H3423H1471H6440H6341H4170H7850H6654H6796H5869H6H2896H127H3068H430H5414 14"Soon I will die, going the way of everything on earth. Deep in your hearts you know that every promise of the LORD your God has come true. Not a single one has failed!H3117H1980H1870H776H3045H3824H5315H259H1697H5307H2896H1697H3068H430H1696H935H259H1697H5307 15But as surely as the LORD your God has given you the good things he promised, he will also bring disaster on you if you disobey him. He will completely destroy you from this good land he has given you.H2896H1697H935H3068H430H1696H3068H935H7451H1697H8045H2896H127H3068H430H5414 16If you break the covenant of the LORD your God by worshiping and serving other gods, his anger will burn against you, and you will quickly vanish from the good land he has given you."H5674H1285H3068H430H6680H1980H5647H312H430H7812H639H3068H2734H6H4120H2896H776H5414


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