Joshua 23 NAS

Joshua's Farewell Address

1 Now it came about after many days, when * the LORD had given 1rest to Israel from all their enemies aon every side, and Joshua was old, advanced in years,

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    • ű 23:1 - Lit "from round about"
      2 that 2Joshua called for all Israel, for their elders and their heads and their judges and their officers, and said to them, "I am old, advanced in years.

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      3 "And you have seen all that the LORD your God has done to all these nations because * of you, for 3the LORD your God is He who has been fighting for you.

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      4 "See, 4I have apportioned to you these nations which remain as an inheritance for your tribes, with all the nations which I have cut off, from the Jordan even to the Great Sea toward the setting of the sun

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      5 "The LORD your God, He will thrust them out from before you and b5drive them from before you; and 6you will possess their land, just as the LORD your God cpromised you.

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        • Ų 23:5 - Or "dispossess"
        • ų 23:5 - Lit "spoke to"
          6 "7Be very firm, then, to keep and do all that is written in the book of the law of Moses, so that you may not turn aside from it to the right hand or to the left,

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          7 so that you will not dassociate with these nations, these which remain among you, or 8mention the name of their gods, or 9make anyone swear by them, or 10serve them, or bow down to them.

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            • Ŵ 23:7 - Lit "go among"
              8 "But you are to cling to the LORD your God, as you have done to this day.
              9 "11For the LORD has edriven out great and strong nations from before you; and as for you, 12no man has stood before you to this day.

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                • ŵ 23:9 - Or "dispossessed"
                  10 "13One of your men puts to flight a thousand, for the LORD your God is 14He who fights for you, just as He fpromised you.

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                  11 "So take diligent heed to yourselves to love the LORD your God.
                  12 "For if you ever go back and 15cling to the rest of these nations, these which remain among you, and 16intermarry with them, so that you gassociate with them and they with you,

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                  13 know with certainty that the LORD your God will not continue to hdrive these nations out from before you; but they will be a 17snare and a trap to you, and a whip on your sides and thorns in your eyes, until you perish from off this good land which the LORD your God has given you.

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                    • Ÿ 23:13 - Or "dispossess"
                      14 "Now behold, today 18I am going the way of all the earth, and you know in all your hearts and in all your souls that 19not one word of all the good words which the LORD your God spoke concerning you has failed; all have ibeen fulfilled for you, not jone of them has failed

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                          15 "It shall come about that just as all the good words which the LORD your God spoke to you have come upon you, so 20the LORD will bring upon you all the threats *, until He has destroyed you from off this good land which the LORD your God has given you.

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                          16 "21When you transgress the covenant of the LORD your God, which He commanded you, and go and serve other gods and bow down to them, then the anger of the LORD will burn against you, and you will perish quickly from off the good land which He has given you."

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