Joshua 24:25

25 So Joshua made a covenant with the people that day, and made statutes and ordinances 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 He said, "Then put away the foreign gods that are among you, and incline your hearts to the Lord, the God of Israel."
24 The people said to Joshua, "The Lord our God we will serve, and him we will obey."
25 So Joshua made a covenant with the people that day, and made statutes and ordinances for them at Shechem.
26 Joshua wrote these words in the book of the law of God; and he took a large stone, and set it up there under the oak in the sanctuary of the Lord.
27 Joshua said to all the people, "See, this stone shall be a witness against us; for it has heard all the words of the Lord that he spoke to us; therefore it shall be a witness against you, if you deal falsely with your God."