24Then Joshua assembled all the tribes of Israel at Shechem. He summoned the elders, leaders, judges and officials of Israel, and they presented themselves before God.H3091H622H7626H3478H7927H7121H2205H3478H7218H8199H7860H3320H6440H430 2Joshua said to all the people, "This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: 'Long ago your forefathers, including Terah the father of Abraham and Nahor, lived beyond the River and worshiped other gods.H3091H559H5971H559H3068H430H3478H1H3427H5676H5104H5769H8646H1H85H1H5152H5647H312H430 3But I took your father Abraham from the land beyond the River and led him throughout Canaan and gave him many descendants. I gave him Isaac,H3947H1H85H5676H5104H3212H776H3667H7235H2233H5414H3327 4and to Isaac I gave Jacob and Esau. I assigned the hill country of Seir to Esau, but Jacob and his sons went down to Egypt.H5414H3327H3290H6215H5414H6215H2022H8165H3423H3290H1121H3381H4714 5"'Then I sent Moses and Aaron, and I afflicted the Egyptians by what I did there, and I brought you out.H7971H4872H175H5062H4714H834H6213H7130H310H3318 6When I brought your fathers out of Egypt, you came to the sea, and the Egyptians pursued them with chariots and horsemen as far as the Red Sea.H3318H1H4714H935H3220H4714H7291H310H1H7393H6571H5488H3220 7But they cried to the LORD for help, and he put darkness between you and the Egyptians; he brought the sea over them and covered them. You saw with your own eyes what I did to the Egyptians. Then you lived in the desert for a long time.H6817H3068H7760H3990H4713H935H3220H3680H5869H7200H6213H4714H3427H4057H7227H3117 8"'I brought you to the land of the Amorites who lived east of the Jordan. They fought against you, but I gave them into your hands. I destroyed them from before you, and you took possession of their land.H935H776H567H3427H5676H3383H3898H5414H3027H3423H776H8045H6440 9When Balak son of Zippor, the king of Moab, prepared to fight against Israel, he sent for Balaam son of Beor to put a curse on you.H1111H1121H6834H4428H4124H6965H3898H3478H7971H7121H1109H1121H1160H7043 10But I would not listen to Balaam, so he blessed you again and again, and I delivered you out of his hand.H14H8085H1109H1288H1288H5337H3027 11"'Then you crossed the Jordan and came to Jericho. The citizens of Jericho fought against you, as did also the Amorites, Perizzites, Canaanites, Hittites, Girgashites, Hivites and Jebusites, but I gave them into your hands.H5674H3383H935H3405H1167H3405H3898H567H6522H3669H2850H1622H2340H2983H5414H3027 12I sent the hornet ahead of you, which drove them out before you—also the two Amorite kings. You did not do it with your own sword and bow.H7971H6880H6440H1644H6440H8147H4428H567H2719H7198 13So I gave you a land on which you did not toil and cities you did not build; and you live in them and eat from vineyards and olive groves that you did not plant.'H5414H776H3021H5892H1129H3427H3754H2132H5193H398 14"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.H3372H3068H5647H8549H571H5493H430H1H5647H5676H5104H4714H5647H3068 15But 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."H7489H4310H5647H3068H977H3117H5869H5647H430H1H5647H5676H5104H430H567H776H3427H1004H5647H3068 16Then the people answered, "Far be it from us to forsake the LORD to serve other gods!H5971H6030H559H2486H5800H3068H5647H312H430 17It 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.H3068H430H5927H1H776H4714H1004H5650H6213H1419H226H5869H8104H1870H1980H5971H7130H5674 18And 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."H3068H1644H6440H5971H567H3427H776H5647H3068H430 19Joshua 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.H3091H559H5971H3201H5647H3068H6918H430H7072H410H5375H6588H2403 20If 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."H5800H3068H5647H5236H430H7725H7489H3615H310H3190 21But the people said to Joshua, "No! We will serve the LORD."H5971H559H3091H5647H3068 22Then Joshua said, "You are witnesses against yourselves that you have chosen to serve the LORD." "Yes, we are witnesses," they replied.H3091H559H5971H5707H977H3068H5647H559H5707 23"Now then," said Joshua, "throw away the foreign gods that are among you and yield your hearts to the LORD, the God of Israel."H5493H5236H430H7130H5186H3824H3068H430H3478 24And the people said to Joshua, "We will serve the LORD our God and obey him."H5971H559H3091H3068H430H5647H6963H8085 25On that day Joshua made a covenant for the people, and there at Shechem he drew up for them decrees and laws.H3091H3772H1285H5971H3117H7760H2706H4941H7927 26And 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.H3091H3789H1697H5612H8451H430H3947H1419H68H6965H427H4720H3068 27"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."H3091H559H5971H68H5713H8085H561H3068H1696H5713H3584H430 28Then Joshua sent the people away, each to his own inheritance.H3091H5971H7971H376H5159 29After these things, Joshua son of Nun, the servant of the LORD, died at the age of a hundred and ten.H310H1697H3091H1121H5126H5650H3068H4191H3967H6235H8141H1121 30And they buried him in the land of his inheritance, at Timnath Serah in the hill country of Ephraim, north of Mount Gaash.H6912H1366H5159H8556H2022H669H6828H2022H1608 31Israel served the LORD throughout the lifetime of Joshua and of the elders who outlived him and who had experienced everything the LORD had done for Israel.H3478H5647H3068H3117H3091H3117H2205H748H3117H310H3091H3045H4639H3068H6213H3478 32And Joseph's bones, which the Israelites had brought up from Egypt, were buried at Shechem in the tract of land that Jacob bought for a hundred pieces of silver from the sons of Hamor, the father of Shechem. This became the inheritance of Joseph's descendants.H6106H3130H1121H3478H5927H4714H6912H7927H2513H7704H3290H7069H1121H2544H1H7927H3967H7192H5159H1121H3130 33And Eleazar son of Aaron died and was buried at Gibeah, which had been allotted to his son Phinehas in the hill country of Ephraim.H499H1121H175H4191H6912H1389H6372H1121H5414H2022H669
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