Joshua 24:25

Joshua makes a covenant

25 On that day Joshua made a covenant for the people and established just rule for them at Shechem.

Joshua 24:25 Meaning and Commentary

Joshua 24:25

So Joshua made a covenant with the people that day
Proposing to them what was most eligible, and their duty to do, and they agreeing to it, this formally constituted a covenant, of which they selves were both parties and witnesses:

and set statute and an ordinance in Shechem;
either made this covenant to have the nature of a statute and ordinance binding upon them, or repeated and renewed the laws of Moses, both moral and ceremonial, which had been delivered at Mount Sinai, and now, upon this repetition in Shechem, might be called a statute and ordinance there.

Joshua 24:25 In-Context

23 "So now put aside the foreign gods that are among you. Focus your hearts on the LORD, the God of Israel."
24 The people said to Joshua, "We will serve the LORD our God and will obey him."
25 On that day Joshua made a covenant for the people and established just rule for them at Shechem.
26 Joshua wrote these words in God's Instruction scroll. Then he took a large stone and put it up there under the oak in the sanctuary of the LORD.
27 Joshua said to all the people, "This stone will serve here as a witness against us, because it has heard all the LORD's words that he spoke to us. It will serve as a witness against you in case you aren't true to your God."