8 We captured their land and gave it to the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and East Manasseh to be their own.
9 You must carefully obey everything in this agreement so that you will succeed in everything you do.
10 Today you are all standing here before the Lord your God -- your leaders and important men, your older leaders, officers, and all the other men of Israel,
11 your wives and children and the foreigners who live among you, who chop your wood and carry your water.
12 You are all here to enter into an agreement and a promise with the Lord your God, an agreement the Lord your God is making with you today.
13 This will make you today his own people. He will be your God, as he told you and as he promised your ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
14 But I am not just making this agreement and its promises with you
15 who are standing here before the Lord your God today, but also with those who are not here today.
16 You know how we lived in Egypt and how we passed through the countries when we came here.
17 You saw their hateful idols made of wood, stone, silver, and gold.
18 Make sure no man, woman, family group, or tribe among you leaves the Lord our God to go and serve the gods of those nations. They would be to you like a plant that grows bitter, poisonous fruit.