Joshua 23:11

11 So be very careful to love the LORD your God.

Joshua 23:11 in Other Translations

11 Take good heed therefore unto yourselves, that ye love the LORD your God.
11 Be very careful, therefore, to love the LORD your God.
11 So be very careful to love the LORD your God.
11 "Now, vigilantly guard your souls: Love God, your God.
11 So be very diligent to love the Lord your God for your own well-being.

Joshua 23:11 Meaning and Commentary

Joshua 23:11

Take good heed therefore unto yourselves
To be upon their guard, and to be watchful, were very necessary to them, that they might not be ensnared by the Canaanites, and drawn aside by them into idolatry, and so apostatize from the Lord and his worship, since their temptations would be many:

that ye love the Lord your God;
which would the most strongly influence and engage them to serve and worship the Lord, and obey his commands, and be the best preservative against idolatry and false worship.

Joshua 23:11 In-Context

9 “The LORD has driven out before you great and powerful nations; to this day no one has been able to withstand you.
10 One of you routs a thousand, because the LORD your God fights for you, just as he promised.
11 So be very careful to love the LORD your God.
12 “But if you turn away and ally yourselves with the survivors of these nations that remain among you and if you intermarry with them and associate with them,
13 then you may be sure that the LORD your God will no longer drive out these nations before you. Instead, they will become snares and traps for you, whips on your backs and thorns in your eyes, until you perish from this good land, which the LORD your God has given you.

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