Joshua said to the people, "You are not able to serve the LORD. He is a holy God;1 he is a jealous God.2 He will not forgive3 your rebellion4 and your sins.
If you forsake the LORD5 and serve foreign gods, he will turn6 and bring disaster7 on you and make an end of you,8 after he has been good to you."
But the people said to Joshua, "No! We will serve the LORD."
Then Joshua said, "You are witnesses9 against yourselves that you have chosen10 to serve the LORD." "Yes, we are witnesses,11" they replied.
"Now then," said Joshua, "throw away the foreign gods12 that are among you and yield your hearts13 to the LORD, the God of Israel."
And the people said to Joshua, "We will serve the LORD our God and obey him."14