Joshua 24

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Joshua 24 Text (WEB)
  1. Joshua gathered all the tribes of Israel to Shechem, and called for the elders of Israel, for their heads, for their judges, and for their officers; and they presented themselves before God.
  2. Joshua said to all the people, "Thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel, 'Your fathers lived of old time beyond the River, even Terah, the father of Abraham, and the father of Nahor: and they served other gods.
  3. I took your father Abraham from beyond the River, and led him throughout all the land of Canaan, and multiplied his seed, and gave him Isaac.
  4. I gave to Isaac Jacob and Esau: and I gave to Esau Mount Seir, to possess it. Jacob and his children went down into Egypt.
  5. "'I sent Moses and Aaron, and I plagued Egypt, according to that which I did in its midst: and afterward I brought you out.
  6. I brought your fathers out of Egypt: and you came to the sea. The Egyptians pursued after your fathers with chariots and with horsemen to the Red Sea.
  7. When they cried out to Yahweh, he put darkness between you and the Egyptians, and brought the sea on them, and covered them; and your eyes saw what I did in Egypt: and you lived in the wilderness many days.
  8. "'I brought you into the land of the Amorites, that lived beyond the Jordan: and they fought with you; and I gave them into your hand. You possessed their land; and I destroyed them from before you.
  9. Then Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab, arose and fought against Israel. He sent and called Balaam the son of Beor to curse you;
  10. but I would not listen to Balaam; therefore he blessed you still. So I delivered you out of his hand.
  11. "'You went over the Jordan, and came to Jericho. The men of Jericho fought against you, the Amorite, the Perizzite, the Canaanite, the Hittite, the Girgashite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite; and I delivered them into your hand.
  12. I sent the hornet before you, which drove them out from before you, even the two kings of the Amorites; not with your sword, nor with your bow.
  13. I gave you a land whereon you had not labored, and cities which you didn't build, and you live in them. You eat of vineyards and olive groves which you didn't plant.'
  14. "Now therefore fear Yahweh, and serve him in sincerity and in truth. Put away the gods which your fathers served beyond the River, in Egypt; and serve Yahweh.
  15. If it seems evil to you to serve Yahweh, choose this day whom you will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve Yahweh."
  16. The people answered, "Far be it from us that we should forsake Yahweh, to serve other gods;
  17. for it is Yahweh our God who brought us and our fathers up out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage, and who did those great signs in our sight, and preserved us in all the way in which we went, and among all the peoples through the midst of whom we passed.
  18. Yahweh drove out from before us all the peoples, even the Amorites who lived in the land. Therefore we also will serve Yahweh; for he is our God."
  19. Joshua said to the people, "You can't serve Yahweh; for he is a holy God. He is a jealous God. He will not forgive your disobedience nor your sins.
  20. If you forsake Yahweh, and serve foreign gods, then he will turn and do you evil, and consume you, after he has done you good."
  21. The people said to Joshua, "No; but we will serve Yahweh."
  22. Joshua said to the people, "You are witnesses against yourselves that you have chosen Yahweh yourselves, to serve him." They said, "We are witnesses."
  23. "Now therefore put away the foreign gods which are among you, and incline your heart to Yahweh, the God of Israel."
  24. The people said to Joshua, "We will serve Yahweh our God, and we will listen to his voice."
  25. So Joshua made a covenant with the people that day, and made for them a statute and an ordinance in Shechem.
  26. Joshua wrote these words in the book of the law of God; and he took a great stone, and set it up there under the oak that was by the sanctuary of Yahweh.
  27. Joshua said to all the people, "Behold, this stone shall be a witness against us; for it has heard all the words of Yahweh which he spoke to us. It shall be therefore a witness against you, lest you deny your God."
  28. So Joshua sent the people away, every man to his inheritance.
  29. It happened after these things, that Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of Yahweh, died, being one hundred and ten years old.
  30. They buried him in the border of his inheritance in Timnathserah, which is in the hill country of Ephraim, on the north of the mountain of Gaash.
  31. Israel served Yahweh all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders who outlived Joshua, and had known all the work of Yahweh, that he had worked for Israel.
  32. They buried the bones of Joseph, which the children of Israel brought up out of Egypt, in Shechem, in the parcel of ground which Jacob bought of the sons of Hamor the father of Shechem for a hundred pieces of money. They became the inheritance of the children of Joseph.
  33. Eleazar the son of Aaron died. They buried him in the hill of Phinehas his son, which was given him in the hill country of Ephraim.
Joshua 24 Text (Hebrew)
  1. ויאסף יהושע את־כל־שבטי ישראל שכמה ויקרא לזקני ישראל ולראשיו ולשפטיו ולשטריו ויתיצבו לפני האלהים׃
  2. ויאמר יהושע אל־כל־העם כה־אמר יהוה אלהי ישראל בעבר הנהר ישבו אבותיכם מעולם תרח אבי אברהם ואבי נחור ויעבדו אלהים אחרים׃
  3. ואקח את־אביכם את־אברהם מעבר הנהר ואולך אותו בכל־ארץ כנען את־זרעו ואתן־לו את־יצחק׃
  4. ואתן ליצחק את־יעקב ואת־עשו ואתן לעשו את־הר שעיר לרשת אותו ויעקב ובניו ירדו מצרים׃
  5. ואשלח את־משה ואת־אהרן ואגף את־מצרים כאשר עשיתי בקרבו ואחר הוצאתי אתכם׃
  6. ואוציא את־אבותיכם ממצרים ותבאו הימה וירדפו מצרים אחרי אבותיכם ברכב ובפרשים ים־סוף׃
  7. ויצעקו אל־יהוה וישם מאפל ביניכם ובין המצרים ויבא עליו את־הים ויכסהו ותראינה עיניכם את אשר־עשיתי במצרים ותשבו במדבר ימים רבים׃
  8. אתכם אל־ארץ האמרי היושב בעבר הירדן וילחמו אתכם ואתן אותם בידכם ותירשו את־ארצם ואשמידם מפניכם׃
  9. ויקם בלק בן־צפור מלך מואב וילחם בישראל וישלח ויקרא לבלעם בן־בעור לקלל אתכם׃
  10. ולא אביתי לשמע לבלעם ויברך ברוך אתכם ואצל אתכם מידו׃
  11. ותעברו את־הירדן ותבאו אל־יריחו וילחמו בכם בעלי־יריחו האמרי והפרזי והכנעני והחתי והגרגשי החוי והיבוסי ואתן אותם בידכם׃
  12. ואשלח לפניכם את־הצרעה ותגרש אותם מפניכם שני מלכי האמרי לא בחרבך ולא בקשתך׃
  13. ואתן לכם ארץ אשר לא־יגעת בה וערים אשר לא־בניתם ותשבו בהם כרמים וזיתים אשר לא־נטעתם אתם אכלים׃
  14. ועתה יראו את־יהוה ועבדו אתו בתמים ובאמת והסירו את־אלהים אשר עבדו אבותיכם בעבר הנהר ובמצרים ועבדו את־יהוה׃
  15. ואם רע בעיניכם לעבד את־יהוה בחרו לכם היום את־מי תעבדון אם את־אלהים אשר־עבדו אבותיכם אשר הנהר ואם את־אלהי האמרי אשר אתם ישבים בארצם ואנכי וביתי נעבד את־יהוה׃ ף
  16. ויען העם ויאמר חלילה לנו מעזב את־יהוה לעבד אלהים אחרים׃
  17. כי יהוה אלהינו הוא המעלה אתנו ואת־אבותינו מארץ מצרים מבית עבדים ואשר עשה לעינינו את־האתות הגדלות האלה וישמרנו בכל־הדרך אשר הלכנו בה ובכל העמים אשר עברנו בקרבם׃
  18. ויגרש יהוה את־כל־העמים ואת־האמרי ישב הארץ מפנינו גם־אנחנו נעבד את־יהוה כי־הוא אלהינו׃ ס
  19. ויאמר יהושע אל־העם לא תוכלו לעבד את־יהוה כי־אלהים קדשים הוא אל־קנוא הוא לא־ישא לפשעכם ולחטאותיכם׃
  20. כי תעזבו את־יהוה ועבדתם אלהי נכר ושב והרע לכם וכלה אתכם אחרי אשר־היטיב לכם׃
  21. ויאמר העם אל־יהושע לא כי את־יהוה נעבד׃
  22. ויאמר יהושע אל־העם עדים אתם בכם כי־אתם בחרתם לכם את־יהוה לעבד אותו ויאמרו עדים׃
  23. ועתה הסירו את־אלהי הנכר אשר בקרבכם והטו את־לבבכם אל־יהוה אלהי ישראל׃
  24. ויאמרו העם אל־יהושע את־יהוה אלהינו נעבד ובקולו נשמע׃
  25. ויכרת יהושע ברית לעם ביום ההוא וישם לו חק ומשפט בשכם׃
  26. ויכתב יהושע את־הדברים האלה בספר תורת אלהים ויקח אבן גדולה ויקימה שם תחת האלה אשר במקדש יהוה׃ ס
  27. ויאמר יהושע אל־כל־העם הנה האבן הזאת תהיה־בנו לעדה כי־היא שמעה את כל־אמרי יהוה אשר דבר עמנו והיתה בכם לעדה פן־תכחשון באלהיכם׃
  28. וישלח יהושע את־העם איש לנחלתו׃ ף
  29. ויהי אחרי הדברים האלה וימת יהושע בן־נון עבד יהוה בן־מאה ועשר שנים׃
  30. ויקברו אתו בגבול נחלתו בתמנת־סרח אשר בהר־אפרים מצפון להר־געש׃
  31. ויעבד ישראל את־יהוה כל ימי יהושע וכל ימי הזקנים אשר האריכו ימים אחרי יהושע ואשר ידעו את כל־מעשה יהוה אשר עשה לישראל׃
  32. ואת־עצמות יוסף אשר־העלו בני־ישראל ממצרים קברו בשכם בחלקת השדה אשר קנה יעקב מאת בני־חמור אבי־שכם במאה קשיטה ויהיו לבני־יוסף לנחלה׃
  33. ואלעזר בן־אהרן מת ויקברו אתו בגבעת פינחס בנו אשר נתן־לו בהר אפרים׃
Joshua 24 Text (Greek)
  1. και συνηγαγεν ιησους πασας φυλας ισραηλ εις σηλω και συνεκαλεσεν τους πρεσβυτερους αυτων και τους γραμματεις αυτων και τους δικαστας αυτων και εστησεν αυτους απεναντι του
  2. και ειπεν ιησους προς παντα τον λαον ταδε λεγει κυριος ο θεος ισραηλ περαν του ποταμου κατωκησαν οι πατερες υμων το απ' αρχης θαρα ο πατηρ αβρααμ και ο πατηρ ναχωρ και ελατρευσαν θεοις
  3. και ελαβον τον πατερα υμων τον αβρααμ εκ του περαν του ποταμου και ωδηγησα αυτον εν παση τη γη και επληθυνα αυτου σπερμα και εδωκα αυτω τον
  4. και τω ισαακ τον ιακωβ και τον ησαυ και εδωκα τω ησαυ το ορος το σηιρ κληρονομησαι αυτω και ιακωβ και οι υιοι αυτου κατεβησαν εις αιγυπτον και εγενοντο εκει εις εθνος μεγα και πολυ και
  5. και εκακωσαν αυτους οι αιγυπτιοι και επαταξεν κυριος την αιγυπτον εν οις εποιησεν αυτοις και μετα ταυτα εξηγαγεν
  6. εξ αιγυπτου και εισηλθατε εις την θαλασσαν την ερυθραν και κατεδιωξαν οι αιγυπτιοι οπισω των πατερων υμων εν αρμασιν και εν ιπποις εις την θαλασσαν την
  7. και ανεβοησαμεν προς κυριον και εδωκεν νεφελην και γνοφον ανα μεσον ημων και ανα μεσον των αιγυπτιων και επηγαγεν επ' αυτους την θαλασσαν και εκαλυψεν αυτους και ειδοσαν οι οφθαλμοι υμων οσα εποιησεν κυριος εν γη αιγυπτω και ητε εν τη ερημω ημερας
  8. και ηγαγεν υμας εις γην αμορραιων των κατοικουντων περαν του ιορδανου και παρεταξαντο υμιν και παρεδωκεν αυτους κυριος εις τας χειρας υμων και κατεκληρονομησατε την γην αυτων και εξωλεθρευσατε αυτους απο προσωπου
  9. και ανεστη βαλακ ο του σεπφωρ βασιλευς μωαβ και παρεταξατο τω ισραηλ και αποστειλας εκαλεσεν τον βαλααμ αρασασθαι
  10. και ουκ ηθελησεν κυριος ο θεος σου απολεσαι σε και ευλογιαν ευλογησεν υμας και εξειλατο υμας εκ χειρων αυτων και παρεδωκεν
  11. και διεβητε τον ιορδανην και παρεγενηθητε εις ιεριχω και επολεμησαν προς υμας οι κατοικουντες ιεριχω ο αμορραιος και ο χαναναιος και ο φερεζαιος και ο ευαιος και ο ιεβουσαιος και ο χετταιος και ο γεργεσαιος και παρεδωκεν αυτους κυριος εις τας χειρας
  12. και εξαπεστειλεν προτεραν υμων την σφηκιαν και εξεβαλεν αυτους απο προσωπου υμων δωδεκα βασιλεις των αμορραιων ουκ εν τη ρομφαια σου ουδε εν τω τοξω
  13. και εδωκεν υμιν γην εφ' ην ουκ εκοπιασατε επ' αυτης και πολεις ας ουκ ωκοδομησατε και κατωκισθητε εν αυταις και αμπελωνας και ελαιωνας ους ουκ εφυτευσατε υμεις
  14. και νυν φοβηθητε κυριον και λατρευσατε αυτω εν ευθυτητι και εν δικαιοσυνη και περιελεσθε τους θεους τους αλλοτριους οις ελατρευσαν οι πατερες υμων εν τω περαν του ποταμου και εν αιγυπτω και λατρευετε
  15. ει δε μη αρεσκει υμιν λατρευειν κυριω ελεσθε υμιν εαυτοις σημερον τινι λατρευσητε ειτε τοις θεοις των πατερων υμων τοις εν τω περαν του ποταμου ειτε τοις θεοις των αμορραιων εν οις υμεις κατοικειτε επι της γης αυτων εγω δε και η οικια μου λατρευσομεν κυριω οτι αγιος
  16. και αποκριθεις ο λαος ειπεν μη γενοιτο ημιν καταλιπειν κυριον ωστε λατρευειν θεοις
  17. κυριος ο θεος ημων αυτος θεος εστιν αυτος ανηγαγεν ημας και τους πατερας ημων εξ αιγυπτου και διεφυλαξεν ημας εν παση τη οδω η επορευθημεν εν αυτη και εν πασιν τοις εθνεσιν ους παρηλθομεν δι'
  18. και εξεβαλεν κυριος τον αμορραιον και παντα τα εθνη τα κατοικουντα την γην απο προσωπου ημων αλλα και ημεις λατρευσομεν κυριω ουτος γαρ θεος ημων
  19. και ειπεν ιησους προς τον λαον ου μη δυνησθε λατρευειν κυριω οτι θεος αγιος εστιν και ζηλωσας ουτος ουκ ανησει υμων τα αμαρτηματα και τα ανομηματα
  20. ηνικα εαν εγκαταλιπητε κυριον και λατρευσητε θεοις ετεροις και επελθων κακωσει υμας και εξαναλωσει υμας ανθ' ων ευ εποιησεν
  21. και ειπεν ο λαος προς ιησουν ουχι αλλα κυριω
  22. και ειπεν ιησους προς τον λαον μαρτυρες υμεις καθ' υμων οτι υμεις εξελεξασθε κυριον λατρευειν
  23. και νυν περιελεσθε τους θεους τους αλλοτριους τους εν υμιν και ευθυνατε την καρδιαν υμων προς κυριον θεον
  24. και ειπεν ο λαος προς ιησουν κυριω λατρευσομεν και της φωνης αυτου
  25. και διεθετο ιησους διαθηκην προς τον λαον εν τη ημερα εκεινη και εδωκεν αυτω νομον και κρισιν εν σηλω ενωπιον της σκηνης του θεου
  26. και εγραψεν τα ρηματα ταυτα εις βιβλιον νομον του θεου και ελαβεν λιθον μεγαν και εστησεν αυτον ιησους υπο την τερεμινθον απεναντι
  27. και ειπεν ιησους προς τον λαον ιδου ο λιθος ουτος εσται εν υμιν εις μαρτυριον οτι αυτος ακηκοεν παντα τα λεχθεντα αυτω υπο κυριου ο τι ελαλησεν προς ημας σημερον και εσται ουτος εν υμιν εις μαρτυριον επ' εσχατων των ημερων ηνικα εαν ψευσησθε κυριω τω θεω
  28. και απεστειλεν ιησους τον λαον και επορευθησαν εκαστος εις τον τοπον
  29. και εγενετο μετ' εκεινα και απεθανεν ιησους υιος ναυη δουλος κυριου εκατον δεκα
  30. και εθαψαν αυτον προς τοις οριοις του κληρου αυτου εν θαμναθασαχαρα εν τω ορει τω εφραιμ απο βορρα του ορους
  31. και ελατρευσεν ισραηλ τω κυριω πασας τας ημερας ιησου και πασας τας ημερας των πρεσβυτερων οσοι εφειλκυσαν τον χρονον μετα ιησου και οσοι ειδοσαν παντα τα εργα κυριου οσα εποιησεν τω
  32. και τα οστα ιωσηφ ανηγαγον οι υιοι ισραηλ εξ αιγυπτου και κατωρυξαν εν σικιμοις εν τη μεριδι του αγρου ου εκτησατο ιακωβ παρα των αμορραιων των κατοικουντων εν σικιμοις αμναδων εκατον και εδωκεν αυτην ιωσηφ εν
  33. και εγενετο μετα ταυτα και ελεαζαρ υιος ααρων ο αρχιερευς ετελευτησεν και εταφη εν γαβααθ φινεες του υιου αυτου ην εδωκεν αυτω εν τω ορει τω
Joshua 24 Text (Latin)
  1. Congregavitque Josue omnes tribus Israël in Sichem, et vocavit majores natu, ac principes, et judices, et magistros : steteruntque in conspectu Domini :
  2. et ad populum sic locutus est : Hæc dicit Dominus Deus Israël : Trans fluvium habitaverunt patres vestri ab initio, Thare pater Abraham et Nachor : servieruntque diis alienis.
  3. Tuli ergo patrem vestrum Abraham de Mesopotamiæ finibus, et adduxi eum in terram Chanaan, multiplicavique semen ejus,
  4. et dedi ei Isaac : illique rursum dedi Jacob et Esau. E quibus, Esau dedi montem Seir ad possidendum : Jacob vero et filii ejus descenderunt in Ægyptum.
  5. Misique Moysen et Aaron, et percussi Ægyptum multis signis atque portentis.
  6. Eduxique vos et patres vestros de Ægypto, et venistis ad mare : persecutique sunt Ægyptii patres vestros cum curribus et equitatu, usque ad mare Rubrum.
  7. Clamaverunt autem ad Dominum filii Israël : qui posuit tenebras inter vos et Ægyptios, et adduxit super eos mare, et operuit eos. Viderunt oculi vestri cuncta quæ in Ægypto fecerim, et habitastis in solitudine multo tempore :
  8. et introduxi vos in terram Amorrhæi, qui habitabat trans Jordanem. Cumque pugnarent contra vos, tradidi eos in manus vestras, et possedistis terram eorum, atque interfecistis eos.
  9. Surrexit autem Balac filius Sephor rex Moab, et pugnavit contra Israëlem. Misitque et vocavit Balaam filium Beor, ut malediceret vobis :
  10. et ego nolui audire eum, sed e contrario per illum benedixi vobis, et liberavi vos de manu ejus.
  11. Transistisque Jordanem, et venistis ad Jericho. Pugnaveruntque contra vos viri civitatis ejus, Amorrhæus et Pherezæus, et Chananæus, et Hethæus, et Gergezæus, et Hevæus, et Jebusæus : et tradidi illos in manus vestras.
  12. Misique ante vos crabrones : et ejeci eos de locis suis, duos reges Amorrhæorum, non in gladio nec in arcu tuo.
  13. Dedique vobis terram, in qua non laborastis, et urbes quas non ædificastis, ut habitaretis in eis : vineas, et oliveta, quæ non plantastis.
  14. Nunc ergo timete Dominum, et servite ei perfecto corde atque verissimo : et auferte deos quibus servierunt patres vestri in Mesopotamia et in Ægypto, ac servite Domino.
  15. Sin autem malum vobis videtur ut Domino serviatis, optio vobis datur : eligite hodie quod placet, cui servire potissimum debeatis : utrum diis, quibus servierunt patres vestri in Mesopotamia, an diis Amorrhæorum, in quorum terra habitatis : ego autem et domus mea serviemus Domino.
  16. Responditque populus, et ait : Absit a nobis ut relinquamus Dominum, et serviamus diis alienis.
  17. Dominus Deus noster ipse eduxit nos, et patres nostros, de terra Ægypti, de domo servitutis : fecitque videntibus nobis signa ingentia, et custodivit nos in omni via, per quam ambulavimus, et in cunctis populis, per quos transivimus.
  18. Et ejecit universas gentes, Amorrhæum habitatorem terræ, quam nos intravimus. Serviemus igitur Domino, quia ipse est Deus noster.
  19. Dixitque Josue ad populum : Non poteritis servire Domino : Deus enim sanctus et fortis æmulator est, nec ignoscet sceleribus vestris atque peccatis.
  20. Si dimiseritis Dominum, et servieritis diis alienis, convertet se, et affliget vos, atque subvertet postquam vobis præstiterit bona.
  21. Dixitque populus ad Josue : Nequaquam ita ut loqueris erit, sed Domino serviemus.
  22. Et Josue ad populum : Testes, inquit, vos estis, quia ipsi elegeritis vobis Dominum ut serviatis ei. Responderuntque : Testes.
  23. Nunc ergo, ait, auferte deos alienos de medio vestri, et inclinate corda vestra ad Dominum Deum Israël.
  24. Dixitque populus ad Josue : Domino Deo nostro serviemus, et obedientes erimus præceptis ejus.
  25. Percussit ergo Josue in die illo fœdus, et proposuit populo præcepta atque judicia in Sichem.
  26. Scripsit quoque omnia verba hæc in volumine legis Domini : et tulit lapidem pergrandem, posuitque eum subter quercum, quæ erat in sanctuario Domini :
  27. et dixit ad omnem populum : En lapis iste erit vobis in testimonium, quod audierit omnia verba Domini, quæ locutus est vobis : ne forte postea negare velitis, et mentiri Domino Deo vestro.
  28. Dimisitque populum, singulos in possessionem suam.
  29. Et post hæc mortuus est Josue filius Nun servus Domini, centum et decem annorum :
  30. sepelieruntque eum in finibus possessionis suæ in Thamnathsare, quæ est sita in monte Ephraim, a septentrionali parte montis Gaas.
  31. Servivitque Israël Domino cunctis diebus Josue et seniorum, qui longo vixerunt tempore post Josue, et qui noverunt omnia opera Domini quæ fecerat in Israël.
  32. Ossa quoque Joseph, quæ tulerant filii Israël de Ægypto, sepelierunt in Sichem, in parte agri quem emerat Jacob a filiis Hemor patris Sichem, centum novellis ovibus, et fuit in possessionem filiorum Joseph.
  33. Eleazar quoque filius Aaron mortuus est : et sepelierunt eum in Gabaath Phinees filii ejus, quæ data est ei in monte Ephraim.
Joshua 24 Text (KJV)
  1. And Joshua gathered all the tribes of Israel to Shechem, and called for the elders of Israel, and for their heads, and for their judges, and for their officers; and they presented themselves before God.
  2. And Joshua said unto all the people, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Your fathers dwelt on the other side of the flood in old time, even Terah, the father of Abraham, and the father of Nachor: and they served other gods.
  3. And I took your father Abraham from the other side of the flood, and led him throughout all the land of Canaan, and multiplied his seed, and gave him Isaac.
  4. And I gave unto Isaac Jacob and Esau: and I gave unto Esau mount Seir, to possess it; but Jacob and his children went down into Egypt.
  5. I sent Moses also and Aaron, and I plagued Egypt, according to that which I did among them: and afterward I brought you out.
  6. And I brought your fathers out of Egypt: and ye came unto the sea; and the Egyptians pursued after your fathers with chariots and horsemen unto the Red sea.
  7. And when they cried unto the LORD, he put darkness between you and the Egyptians, and brought the sea upon them, and covered them; and your eyes have seen what I have done in Egypt: and ye dwelt in the wilderness a long season.
  8. And I brought you into the land of the Amorites, which dwelt on the other side Jordan; and they fought with you: and I gave them into your hand, that ye might possess their land; and I destroyed them from before you.
  9. Then Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab, arose and warred against Israel, and sent and called Balaam the son of Beor to curse you:
  10. But I would not hearken unto Balaam; therefore he blessed you still: so I delivered you out of his hand.
  11. And ye went over Jordan, and came unto Jericho: and the men of Jericho fought against you, the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Girgashites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites; and I delivered them into your hand.
  12. And I sent the hornet before you, which drave them out from before you, even the two kings of the Amorites; but not with thy sword, nor with thy bow.
  13. And I have given you a land for which ye did not labour, and cities which ye built not, and ye dwell in them; of the vineyards and oliveyards which ye planted not do ye eat.
  14. Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the LORD.
  15. And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.
  16. And the people answered and said, God forbid that we should forsake the LORD, to serve other gods;
  17. For the LORD our God, he it is that brought us up and our fathers out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage, and which did those great signs in our sight, and preserved us in all the way wherein we went, and among all the people through whom we passed:
  18. And the LORD drave out from before us all the people, even the Amorites which dwelt in the land: therefore will we also serve the LORD; for he is our God.
  19. And Joshua said unto the people, Ye cannot serve the LORD: for he is an holy God; he is a jealous God; he will not forgive your transgressions nor your sins.
  20. If ye forsake the LORD, and serve strange gods, then he will turn and do you hurt, and consume you, after that he hath done you good.
  21. And the people said unto Joshua, Nay; but we will serve the LORD.
  22. And Joshua said unto the people, Ye are witnesses against yourselves that ye have chosen you the LORD, to serve him. And they said, We are witnesses.
  23. Now therefore put away, said he, the strange gods which are among you, and incline your heart unto the LORD God of Israel.
  24. And the people said unto Joshua, The LORD our God will we serve, and his voice will we obey.
  25. So Joshua made a covenant with the people that day, and set them a statute and an ordinance in Shechem.
  26. And Joshua wrote these words in the book of the law of God, and took a great stone, and set it up there under an oak, that was by the sanctuary of the LORD.
  27. And Joshua said unto all the people, Behold, this stone shall be a witness unto us; for it hath heard all the words of the LORD which he spake unto us: it shall be therefore a witness unto you, lest ye deny your God.
  28. So Joshua let the people depart, every man unto his inheritance.
  29. And it came to pass after these things, that Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of the LORD, died, being an hundred and ten years old.
  30. And they buried him in the border of his inheritance in Timnath-serah, which is in mount Ephraim, on the north side of the hill of Gaash.
  31. And Israel served the LORD all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders that overlived Joshua, and which had known all the works of the LORD, that he had done for Israel.
  32. And the bones of Joseph, which the children of Israel brought up out of Egypt, buried they in Shechem, in a parcel of ground which Jacob bought of the sons of Hamor the father of Shechem for an hundred pieces of silver: and it became the inheritance of the children of Joseph.
  33. And Eleazar the son of Aaron died; and they buried him in a hill that pertained to Phinehas his son, which was given him in mount Ephraim.
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