Then Balak the son of Zippor,king of Moab,arose and warred against Israel, and sent and calledBalaam the son of Beor to curse you:
But I would not hearken unto Balaam; therefore he blessed you still : so I delivered you out of his hand.11
And ye went overJordan, and came unto Jericho: and the men of Jerichofought 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 hornetbefore you, which drave them out from before you, even the twokings 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 .
Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathersserved 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 daywhom ye will serve ; whether the gods which your fathersserved 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 peopleanswered and said , God forbid that we should forsake the LORD, to serveothergods;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 greatsigns in our sight, and preserved us in all the way wherein we went , and among all the peoplethrough whom we passed :
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 Joshuasaid unto the people, Ye cannotserve the LORD: for he is an holyGod; he is a jealousGod; he will not forgive your transgressions nor your sins.