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Joshua 24
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24Then Joshua assembled together all of the tribes of Israel at Shechem. He called for the leaders, officials, judges, and tribal officers of Israel. They assembled in formation before God,H3091H622H7626H3478H7927H7121H2205H3478H7218H8199H7860H3320H6440H430 2and Joshua told all of the people, "This is what the Lord God of Israel has to say: 'Long ago your ancestors lived beyond the Euphrates River, including Terah, father of both Abraham and Nahor, where they served other gods.H3091H559H5971H559H3068H430H3478H1H3427H5676H5104H5769H8646H1H85H1H5152H5647H312H430 3Then I took your ancestor Abraham from the other side of the Euphrates River and led him through the entire land of Canaan. I multiplied his descendants, and gave him his son Isaac.H3947H1H85H5676H5104H3212H776H3667H7235H2233H5414H3327 4'I gave Jacob and Esau to Isaac. And I gave Mount Seir to Esau as his possession, but Jacob and his children went down to Egypt.H5414H3327H3290H6215H5414H6215H2022H8165H3423H3290H1121H3381H4714 5'Later I commissioned Moses and Aaron, and I inflicted plagues on Egypt by what I did among them. Afterwards, I brought all of you out.H7971H4872H175H5062H4714H834H6213H7130H310H3318 6'Then I brought your ancestors out of Egypt, and you came to the Sea, and the Egyptians followed your ancestors with chariots and horsemen to the Reed Sea.H3318H1H4714H935H3220H4714H7291H310H1H7393H6571H5488H3220 7But when they cried out to the Lord, he placed darkness between you and the Egyptians, brought the sea upon the Egyptians, and swallowed them up. Your own eyes saw what I did in Egypt. Then you lived in the desert for a long time.H6817H3068H7760H3990H4713H935H3220H3680H5869H7200H6213H4714H3427H4057H7227H3117 8'I brought you into the territory of the Amorites, who lived on the other side of the Jordan River. They fought you, but I gave them into your control, and you took possession of their land. I destroyed them from your presence.H935H776H567H3427H5676H3383H3898H5414H3027H3423H776H8045H6440 9'Then Zippor's son, King Balak of Moab, showed up and fought against Israel. He sent word to Balaam, summoning Beor's son to put a curse on you.H1111H1121H6834H4428H4124H6965H3898H3478H7971H7121H1109H1121H1160H7043 10But I wasn't willing to listen to Balaam. So he had to bless you, and I delivered you from his control.H14H8085H1109H1288H1288H5337H3027 11'Next, you crossed the Jordan River and arrived at Jericho. But the citizens of Jericho fought you, as did the Amorites, Perizzites, Canaanites, Hittites, Girgashites, Hivites, and the Jebusites, so I gave them into your control.H5674H3383H935H3405H1167H3405H3898H567H6522H3669H2850H1622H2340H2983H5414H3027 12'Then I sent hornets ahead of you to drive out two kings of the Amorites before you without your using either sword or bow.H7971H6880H6440H1644H6440H8147H4428H567H2719H7198 13I gave you a land for which you never worked and cities that you didn't build but that you have lived in. You're eating from vineyards and olive groves that you didn't plant.'H5414H776H3021H5892H1129H3427H3754H2132H5193H398 14"Now you must fear the Lord and serve him in faithfulness and truth. Throw away the gods that your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates River and in Egypt. Instead, serve the Lord.H3372H3068H5647H8549H571H5493H430H1H5647H5676H5104H4714H5647H3068 15If you think it's the wrong thing for you to serve the Lord, then choose for yourselves today whom you will serve—the gods whom your ancestors served on the other side of the Euphrates River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose territories you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.14H7489H4310H5647H3068H977H3117H5869H5647H430H1H5647H5676H5104H430H567H776H3427H1004H5647H3068 16In response, the people said, "Far be it from us that we should abandon the Lord to serve other gods,H5971H6030H559H2486H5800H3068H5647H312H430 17since the Lord our God is the One who brought us and our ancestors up from the land of Egypt, from a life of slavery. He did those great things right in front of us, preserving us along the way that we traveled and among all the peoples through whose territory we passed.H3068H430H5927H1H776H4714H1004H5650H6213H1419H226H5869H8104H1870H1980H5971H7130H5674 18The Lord expelled all the people before us, including the Amorites who lived in the land. Therefore, we also will serve the Lord, for he is our God."H3068H1644H6440H5971H567H3427H776H5647H3068H430 19So Joshua said to the people, "You will not be able to serve the Lord, because he is a God of Holiness. He is a jealous God, and he will forgive neither your transgressions nor your sins.H3091H559H5971H3201H5647H3068H6918H430H7072H410H5375H6588H2403 20If you abandon the Lord and serve foreign deities, then he will turn and do you harm, consuming you after all the good he has done for you."H5800H3068H5647H5236H430H7725H7489H3615H310H3190 21"No," the people replied to Joshua. "We will serve the Lord."H5971H559H3091H5647H3068 22Joshua responded, "You are giving testimony against yourselves, that you have chosen to serve the Lord." They replied, "We are witnesses!"H3091H559H5971H5707H977H3068H5647H559H5707 23Joshua said, "Therefore abandon the foreign gods that are among you, and turn your hearts to the Lord, the God of Israel."H5493H5236H430H7130H5186H3824H3068H430H3478 24The people replied, "We will serve the Lord our God and obey his voice."H5971H559H3091H3068H430H5647H6963H8085 25So Joshua made a covenant with the people that day, making statutes and ordinances in Shechem.H3091H3772H1285H5971H3117H7760H2706H4941H7927 26He wrote these words in the book of the Law of God, took a large stone, moved it under the shade of the oak tree that was near the sanctuary of the Lord,H3091H3789H1697H5612H8451H430H3947H1419H68H6965H427H4720H3068 27and then said to all of the people, "Look! This stone will testify for us, because it has heard everything that the Lord has spoken to us. So it will stand as a witness against you in the event that you deny your God."H3091H559H5971H68H5713H8085H561H3068H1696H5713H3584H430 28Then Joshua dismissed the people, and each man returned to his territorial inheritance.H3091H5971H7971H376H5159 29Some time later, Joshua servant of the Lord died at the age of 110 years, andH310H1697H3091H1121H5126H5650H3068H4191H3967H6235H8141H1121 30they buried him in his territorial inheritance at Timnath-serah in the mountainous region of Ephraim, north of Mount Gaash.H6912H1366H5159H8556H2022H669H6828H2022H1608 31Israel served the Lord for the entire lifetimes of Joshua and of the officials who outlived Joshua, that is, the ones who had personally known everything that the Lord had done for Israel.H3478H5647H3068H3117H3091H3117H2205H748H3117H310H3091H3045H4639H3068H6213H3478 32They also buried the bones of Joseph, which the Israelites brought up from Egypt, in the parcel of ground at Shechem that Jacob had purchased from the descendants of Shechem's father Hamor, for 100 pieces of silver. It became part of the inheritance of the descendants of Joseph.H6106H3130H1121H3478H5927H4714H6912H7927H2513H7704H3290H7069H1121H2544H1H7927H3967H7192H5159H1121H3130 33Later, Aaron's son Eleazar also died, and they buried him at Gibeah, which belonged to his son Phinehas, and which had been given to him in the mountainous region of Ephraim.H499H1121H175H4191H6912H1389H6372H1121H5414H2022H669


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