Joshua 24:31

31 1Israel served the LORD all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders who outlived Joshua 2and had known all the work that the LORD did for Israel.

Joshua 24:31 Meaning and Commentary

Joshua 24:31

And the children of Israel served the Lord all the days of
Joshua
Without going into idolatrous practices:

and all the days of the elders that overlived Joshua;
that lived a few years longer than he; some of them that came young out of Egypt, and were now elderly men; and some of them doubtless were of the court of the seventy elders; these could not overlive Joshua a great many years, for, in the times of Chushanrishathaim, Israel fell into idolatry, ( Judges 2:6-8 ) ;

and which had known all the works of the Lord, that he had done for
Israel;
in Egypt, at the Red sea, in the wilderness, as well as since their coming into the land of Canaan.

Joshua 24:31 In-Context

29 After these things Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of the LORD, died, being 110 years old.
30 And they buried him in his own inheritance at Timnath-serah, which is in the hill country of Ephraim, north of the mountain of Gaash.
31 Israel served the LORD all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders who outlived Joshua and had known all the work that the LORD did for Israel.
32 As for the bones of Joseph, which the people of Israel brought up from Egypt, they buried them at Shechem, in the piece of land that Jacob bought from the sons of Hamor the father of Shechem for a hundred pieces of money. It became an inheritance of the descendants of Joseph.
33 And Eleazar the son of Aaron died, and they buried him at Gibeah, the town of Phinehas his son, which had been given him in the hill country of Ephraim.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Judges 2:7
  • 2. Deuteronomy 11:2; Deuteronomy 31:13