Joshua 23:6

6 Therefore, 1be very strong to keep and to do all that is written in the Book of the Law of Moses, 2turning aside from it neither to the right hand nor to the left,

Joshua 23:6 Meaning and Commentary

Joshua 23:6

Be ye therefore very courageous to keep and to do all that is
written in the book of the law of Moses
To observe which required spiritual strength, fortitude of mind, a holy courage, a firm and fixed resolution, and particularly to destroy the Canaanites required in that book, and to abstain from all communion and fellowship with them:

that ye turn not aside therefrom, [to] the right hand or the left;
(See Gill on Joshua 1:7).

Joshua 23:6 In-Context

4 Behold, I have allotted to you as an inheritance for your tribes those nations that remain, along with all the nations that I have already cut off, from the Jordan to the Great Sea in the west
5 The LORD your God will push them back before you and drive them out of your sight. And you shall possess their land, just as the LORD your God promised you.
6 Therefore, be very strong to keep and to do all that is written in the Book of the Law of Moses, turning aside from it neither to the right hand nor to the left,
7 that you may not mix with these nations remaining among you or make mention of the names of their gods or swear by them or serve them or bow down to them,
8 but you shall cling to the LORD your God just as you have done to this day.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Joshua 1:7
  • 2. Joshua 1:7; Deuteronomy 5:32; Deuteronomy 28:14