Joshua 23:7

Overview - Joshua 23
Joshua's exhortation before his death;
by former benefits;
by promises;
11 and by threatenings.
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Joshua 23:7  (King James Version)
That ye come not among these nations, these that remain among you; neither make mention of the name of their gods, nor cause to swear by them, neither serve them, nor bow yourselves unto them:

That ye come
Have no civil or social contacts with them, as these will infallibly lead to spiritual affinities, in consequence of which, ye will make honourable "mention of the name of their gods," "swear by them" "and serve" them in their abominable rites; and "bow yourselves unto them," as your creators and preservers
All this will follow by simply coming among them. He who walks in the counsel of the ungodly, will soon stand in the way of sinners, and sit in the seat of scorners.
12 ; Exodus 23:33 ; Deuteronomy 7:2 Deuteronomy 7:3 ; Proverbs 4:14 ; 1 Corinthians 15:33 ; 2 Corinthians 6:14-17 ; Ephesians 5:11

Exodus 23:13 ; Numbers 32:38 ; Psalms 16:4 ; Hosea 2:17

to swear
Jeremiah 5:7 ; Zephaniah 1:5