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Joshua 24:2-13 (New International Version)

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2 Joshua 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,1 lived beyond the Rivera and worshiped other gods.2 3 But I took your father Abraham from the land beyond the River and led him throughout Canaan3 and gave him many descendants.4 I gave him Isaac,5 4 and to Isaac I gave Jacob and Esau.6 I assigned the hill country of Seir7 to Esau, but Jacob and his sons went down to Egypt.8 5 " 'Then I sent Moses and Aaron,9 and I afflicted the Egyptians by what I did there, and I brought you out.10 6 When I brought your fathers out of Egypt, you came to the sea,11 and the Egyptians pursued them with chariots and horsemenb12 as far as the Red Sea.c13 7 But they cried14 to the LORD for help, and he put darkness15 between you and the Egyptians; he brought the sea over them and covered them.16 You saw with your own eyes what I did to the Egyptians.17 Then you lived in the desert for a long time.18 8 " 'I brought you to the land of the Amorites19 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.20 9 When Balak son of Zippor,21 the king of Moab, prepared to fight against Israel, he sent for Balaam son of Beor22 to put a curse on you.23 10 But I would not listen to Balaam, so he blessed you24 again and again, and I delivered you out of his hand. 11 " 'Then you crossed the Jordan25 and came to Jericho.26 The citizens of Jericho fought against you, as did also the Amorites, Perizzites,27 Canaanites, Hittites, Girgashites, Hivites and Jebusites,28 but I gave them into your hands.29 12 I sent the hornet30 ahead of you, which drove them out31 before you--also the two Amorite kings. You did not do it with your own sword and bow.32 13 So I gave you a land33 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.'34
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