NASB — Joshua 23 — KJV

Joshua’s Farewell Address

1 Now it came about after many days, when the LORD had given arest to Israel from all their enemies Ion every side, and Joshua was old, advanced in years, 2 that aJoshua called for all Israel, for their elders and their heads and their judges and their officers, and said to them, “I am old, advanced in years. 3 And you have seen all that the LORD your God has done to all these nations because of you, for athe LORD your God is He who has been fighting for you. 4 See, aI have apportioned to you these nations which remain as an inheritance for your tribes, with all the nations which I have cut off, from the Jordan even to the Great Sea toward the setting of the sun. 5 The LORD your God, He will thrust them out from before you and Iadrive them from before you; and byou will possess their land, just as the LORD your God IIpromised you. 6 aBe very firm, then, to keep and do all that is written in the book of the law of Moses, so that you may not turn aside from it to the right hand or to the left, 7 so that you will not Iassociate with these nations, these which remain among you, or amention the name of their gods, or bmake [anyone] swear [by them], or cserve them, or bow down to them. 8 But you are to cling to the LORD your God, as you have done to this day. 9 aFor the LORD has Idriven out great and strong nations from before you; and as for you, bno man has stood before you to this day. 10 aOne of your men puts to flight a thousand, for the LORD your God is bHe who fights for you, just as He Ipromised you. 11 So take diligent heed to yourselves to love the LORD your God. 12 For if you ever go back and acling to the rest of these nations, these which remain among you, and bintermarry with them, so that you Iassociate with them and they with you, 13 know with certainty that the LORD your God will not continue to Idrive these nations out from before you; but they will be a asnare and a trap to you, and a whip on your sides and thorns in your eyes, until you perish from off this good land which the LORD your God has given you.

[1] ILit from round about aJsh 21:44
[2] aJsh 24:1
[3] aDt 1:30
[4] aEx 23:30
[5] IOr dispossess IILit spoke to aEx 23:20 bNu 33:53
[6] aDt 5:32; Jsh 1:7
[7] ILit go among aEx 23:13; Ps 16:4 bDt 6:13; 10:20 cEx 20:5
[9] IOr dispossessed aEx 23:23, 30 bDt 7:24
[10] ILit spoke to aLv 26:8; Dt 28:7; 32:20 bDt 3:22; Jsh 23:3
[12] ILit go among aEx 34:15, 16; Ps 106:34, 35 bDt 7:3, 4; Ezr 9:2; Ne 13:25
[13] IOr dispossess aEx 23:33; 34:12; Dt 7:16

14 ¶ “Now behold, today aI am going the way of all the earth, and you know in all your hearts and in all your souls that bnot one word of all the good words which the LORD your God spoke concerning you has failed; all have Ibeen fulfilled for you, not IIone of them has failed. 15 It shall come about that just as all the good words which the LORD your God spoke to you have come upon you, so athe LORD will bring upon you all the threats, until He has destroyed you from off this good land which the LORD your God has given you. 16 aWhen you transgress the covenant of the LORD your God, which He commanded you, and go and serve other gods and bow down to them, then the anger of the LORD will burn against you, and you will perish quickly from off the good land which He has given you.”

[14] ILit come IILit one word a1K 2:2 bJsh 21:45
[15] aLv 26:14-33; Dt 28:15
[16] aDt 4:25, 26


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Joshua's exhortation before his death,

1 ¶ And it came to pass a long time after that the LORD had given rest unto Israel from all their enemies round about, that Joshua waxed old [and] stricken in age. 2 And Joshua called for all Israel, [and] for their elders, and for their heads, and for their judges, and for their officers, and said unto them, I am old [and] stricken in age:

[1] Gn 25:8; Dt 31:2; Jsh 11:23; 13:1; 21:44; 22:4; Ps 46:9.
[2] Dt 31:28; Jsh 24:1; 1Ch 28:1; Ac 20:17.

by former benefits,

3 And ye have seen all that the LORD your God hath done unto all these nations because of you; for the LORD your God [is] he that hath fought for you. 4 Behold, I have divided unto you by lot these nations that remain, to be an inheritance for your tribes, from Jordan, with all the nations that I have cut off, even unto the great sea westward.

[3] Ex 14:14; Dt 4:9; 20:4; Jsh 10:14, 42; Ps 44:1, 3; Mal 1:5.
[4] Jsh 13:2, 6; 18:10.

by promises,

5 And the LORD your God, he shall expel them from before you, and drive them from out of your sight; and ye shall possess their land, as the LORD your God hath promised unto you. 6 Be ye therefore very courageous to keep and to do all that is written in the book of the law of Moses, that ye turn not aside therefrom [to] the right hand or [to] the left; 7 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: 8 But cleave unto the LORD your God, as ye have done unto this day. 9 For the LORD hath driven out from before you great nations and strong: but [as for] you, no man hath been able to stand before you unto this day. 10 One man of you shall chase a thousand: for the LORD your God, he [it is] that fighteth for you, as he hath promised you.

[5] Ex 23:30; 33:2; 34:11; Nu 33:52; Dt 11:23; Jsh 13:6; 23:12.
[6] Dt 5:32; 12:32; 17:20; 28:14; Jsh 1:7; Pv 4:26; Jr 9:3; 1Co 16:13; Ep 6:10; He 12:4; Rv 21:8.
[7] Ex 23:13, 33; Nu 32:38; Dt 7:2; Jsh 23:12; Ps 16:4; Pv 4:14; Jr 5:7; Ho 2:17; Zp 1:5; 1Co 15:33; 2Co 6:14; Ep 5:11.
[8] Dt 4:4; 10:20; 11:22; 13:4; Jsh 22:5; Ac 11:23.
[9] Dt 11:23; Jsh 1:5, 8; 15:14; 21:43; 23:5.
[10] Ex 14:14; 23:27; Lv 26:8; Dt 3:22; 20:4; 32:30; Jsh 10:42; Jg 3:31; 7:19; 15:15; 1S 14:6, 12; 2S 23:8; Ps 35:1; 44:4; 46:7; Ro 8:31.

and by threatenings.

11 Take good heed therefore unto yourselves, that ye love the LORD your God. 12 Else if ye do in any wise go back, and cleave unto the remnant of these nations, [even] these that remain among you, and shall make marriages with them, and go in unto them, and they to you: 13 Know for a certainty that the LORD your God will no more drive out [any of] these nations from before you; but they shall be snares and traps unto you, and scourges in your sides, and thorns in your eyes, until ye perish from off this good land which the LORD your God hath given you. 14 And, behold, this day I [am] going the way of all the earth: and ye know in all your hearts and in all your souls, that not one thing hath failed of all the good things which the LORD your God spake concerning you; all are come to pass unto you, [and] not one thing hath failed thereof. 15 Therefore it shall come to pass, [that] as all good things are come upon you, which the LORD your God promised you; so shall the LORD bring upon you all evil things, until he have destroyed you from off this good land which the LORD your God hath given you. 16 When ye have transgressed the covenant of the LORD your God, which he commanded you, and have gone and served other gods, and bowed yourselves to them; then shall the anger of the LORD be kindled against you, and ye shall perish quickly from off the good land which he hath given unto you.

[11] Ex 20:6; Dt 4:9; 6:5; Jsh 22:5; Pv 4:23; Lk 21:34; Ro 8:28; 1Co 8:3; 16:22; Ep 5:15; He 12:15; Jde 1:20.
[12] Gn 2:24; 34:3; Ex 34:12; Dt 7:3; 1S 18:1; 1K 11:2, 4; Ezr 9:1, 11; Ne 13:23; Ps 36:3; 125:5; Is 1:4; Ezk 18:24; Zp 1:6; Mt 12:45; Jn 6:66; Ro 12:9; 2Co 6:14; He 10:38; 2P 2:18; 1Jn 2:9.
[13] Ex 23:33; Lv 26:31; Nu 33:55; Dt 4:26; 7:16; 28:63; 29:28; 30:18; Jg 2:2, 3; 1K 11:4; 2K 17:22; 25:21, 26; Ps 69:22; 106:35; Lk 21:24; 2Ti 2:26.
[14] Ex 3:8; 23:27; Lv 26:3; Nu 23:19; Dt 28:1; Jsh 21:43; 1S 3:19; 1K 2:2; 8:56; Jb 30:23; Ec 9:10; 12:5; Lk 21:33; He 9:27.
[15] Lv 26:14; Dt 28:15; Jg 3:8, 12; 4:1; 6:1; 10:6; 13:1; 2Ch 36:16; Lk 21:22; 1Th 2:16.
[16] Jsh 23:13; 2K 24:20.


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