NASB — Joshua 24 — KJV

Joshua Reviews Israel’s History

1 Then aJoshua gathered all the tribes of Israel to Shechem, and called for the elders of Israel and for their heads and their judges and their officers; and they presented themselves before God. 2 Joshua said to all the people, “Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, ‘From ancient times your fathers lived beyond the IRiver, [namely], aTerah, the father of Abraham and the father of Nahor, and they served other gods. 3 Then aI took your father Abraham from beyond the IRiver, and led him through all the land of Canaan, and bmultiplied his IIdescendants and gave him cIsaac. 4 To Isaac I gave aJacob and Esau, and bto Esau I gave Mount Seir to possess it; but cJacob and his sons went down to Egypt. 5 Then aI sent Moses and Aaron, and I plagued Egypt Iby what I did in its midst; and afterward I brought you out. 6 I brought your fathers out of Egypt, and ayou came to the sea; and Egypt pursued your fathers with chariots and horsemen to the IRed Sea. 7 But when they cried out to the LORD, He put darkness between you and the Egyptians, and brought the sea upon them and covered them; and your own eyes saw what I did in Egypt. And ayou lived in the wilderness for a long time. 8 Then aI brought you into the land of the Amorites who lived beyond the Jordan, and they fought with you; and I gave them into your hand, and you took possession of their land when I destroyed them before you. 9 Then aBalak the son of Zippor, king of Moab, arose and fought against Israel, and he sent and summoned Balaam the son of Beor to curse you. 10 But I awas not willing to listen to Balaam. So he had to bless you, and I delivered you from his hand. 11 aYou crossed the Jordan and came to Jericho; and the citizens of Jericho fought against you, [and] bthe Amorite and the Perizzite and the Canaanite and the Hittite and the Girgashite, the Hivite and the Jebusite. Thus cI gave them into your hand. 12 Then I asent the hornet before you and it Idrove out the two kings of the Amorites from before you, [but] bnot by your sword or your bow. 13 aI gave you a land on which you had not labored, and cities which you had not built, and you have lived in them; you are eating of vineyards and olive groves which you did not plant.’

[1] aJsh 23:2
[2] II.e. Euphrates aGn 11:27-32
[3] II.e. Euphrates IILit seed aGn 12:1; 24:7 bGn 15:5 cGn 21:3
[4] aGn 25:25, 26 bGn 36:8; Dt 2:5 cGn 46:6, 7
[5] ILit according to aEx 4:14-17
[6] ILit Sea of Reeds aEx 14:2-31
[7] aDt 1:46; 2:14
[8] aNu 21:21-32
[9] aNu 22:2-6
[10] aDt 23:5
[11] aJsh 3:14-17 bEx 23:23, 28; Dt 7:1 cEx 23:31
[12] ILit drove them out aEx 23:28; Dt 7:20 bPs 44:3
[13] aDt 6:10, 11

“We Will Serve the LORD

14 ¶ “Now, therefore, Iafear the LORD and serve Him in sincerity and IItruth; and put away the gods which your fathers served beyond the IIIRiver and in Egypt, and serve the LORD. 15 If it is disagreeable in your sight to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves today whom you will serve: whether the gods which your fathers served which were beyond the River, or athe gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living; but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”

[14] IOr reverence IIOr faithfulness IIII.e. Euphrates aDt 10:12; 18:13; 1S 12:24
[15] aJg 6:10

16 ¶ The people answered and said, “Far be it from us that we should forsake the LORD to serve other gods; 17 for the LORD our God is He who brought us and our fathers up out of the land of Egypt, from the house of Ibondage, and who did these great signs in our sight and preserved us through all the way in which we went and among all the peoples through whose midst we passed. 18 The LORD drove out from before us all the peoples, even the Amorites who lived in the land. We also will serve the LORD, for He is our God.”

[17] ILit bondmen

19 ¶ Then Joshua said to the people, “You will not be able to serve the LORD, afor He is a holy God. He is ba jealous God; cHe will not forgive your transgression or your sins. 20 aIf you forsake the LORD and serve foreign gods, then He will turn and do you harm and consume you after He has done good to you.” 21 The people said to Joshua, “No, but we will serve the LORD.” 22 Joshua said to the people, “You are witnesses against yourselves that ayou have chosen for yourselves the LORD, to serve Him.” And they said, “We are witnesses.” 23 “Now therefore, put away the foreign gods which are in your midst, and aincline your hearts to the LORD, the God of Israel.” 24 aThe people said to Joshua, “We will serve the LORD our God and we will Iobey His voice.” 25 aSo Joshua made a covenant with the people that day, and made for them a statute and an ordinance in Shechem. 26 And Joshua awrote these words in the book of the law of God; and he took a large stone and set it up there under the oak that was by the sanctuary of the LORD. 27 Joshua said to all the people, “Behold, athis stone shall be for a witness against us, for it has heard all the words of the LORD which He spoke Ito us; thus it shall be for a witness against you, so that you do not deny your God.” 28 Then Joshua dismissed the people, each to his inheritance.

[19] aLv 19:2; 20:7, 26 bEx 20:5; 34:14 cEx 23:21
[20] aDt 4:25, 26
[22] aPs 119:173
[23] a1K 8:57, 58; Ps 119:36; 141:4
[24] ILit listen to aEx 19:8; 24:3, 7; Dt 5:27
[25] aEx 24:8
[26] aDt 31:24
[27] ILit with aJsh 22:27, 34

Joshua’s Death and Burial

29 ¶ It came about after these things that Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of the LORD, died, being one hundred and ten years old. 30 And they buried him in the territory of his inheritance in aTimnath-serah, which is in the hill country of Ephraim, on the north of Mount Gaash.

[30] aJsh 19:50

31aIsrael served the LORD all the days of Joshua and all the days of the elders who Isurvived Joshua, and had known all the deeds of the LORD which He had done for Israel.

[31] ILit prolonged days after aJg 2:6f

32 ¶ Now athey buried the bones of Joseph, which the sons of Israel brought up from Egypt, at Shechem, in the piece of ground bwhich Jacob had bought from the sons of Hamor the father of Shechem for one hundred Ipieces of money; and they became the inheritance of Joseph’s sons. 33 And Eleazar the son of Aaron died; and they buried him Iat Gibeah of aPhinehas his son, which was given him in the hill country of Ephraim.

[32] IHeb qesitah aGn 50:24, 25; Ex 13:19 bGn 33:19; Jn 4:5; Ac 7:15f
[33] IOr on the hill aJsh 22:13


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Joshua assembleth the tribes at Shechem.

1 ¶ And Joshua gathered all the tribes of Israel to Shechem, and called for the elders of Israel, and for their heads, and for their judges, and for their officers; and they presented themselves before God.

[1] Gn 12:6; 33:18; 35:4; Ex 18:25; Jsh 23:2; 24:25; Jg 9:1; 1S 10:19; 1K 12:1; Ac 10:33.

A brief history of God's benefits from Terah.

2 And Joshua said unto all the people, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Your fathers dwelt on the other side of the flood in old time, [even] Terah, the father of Abraham, and the father of Nachor: and they served other gods. 3 And I took your father Abraham from the other side of the flood, and led him throughout all the land of Canaan, and multiplied his seed, and gave him Isaac. 4 And I gave unto Isaac Jacob and Esau: and I gave unto Esau mount Seir, to possess it; but Jacob and his children went down into Egypt. 5 I sent Moses also and Aaron, and I plagued Egypt, according to that which I did among them: and afterward I brought you out. 6 And I brought your fathers out of Egypt: and ye came unto the sea; and the Egyptians pursued after your fathers with chariots and horsemen unto the Red sea. 7 And when they cried unto the LORD, he put darkness between you and the Egyptians, and brought the sea upon them, and covered them; and your eyes have seen what I have done in Egypt: and ye dwelt in the wilderness a long season. 8 And I brought you into the land of the Amorites, which dwelt on the other side Jordan; and they fought with you: and I gave them into your hand, that ye might possess their land; and I destroyed them from before you. 9 Then Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab, arose and warred against Israel, and sent and called Balaam the son of Beor to curse you: 10 But I would not hearken unto Balaam; therefore he blessed you still: so I delivered you out of his hand. 11 And ye went over Jordan, and came unto Jericho: and the men of Jericho fought against you, the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Girgashites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites; and I delivered them into your hand. 12 And I sent the hornet before you, which drave them out from before you, [even] the two kings of the Amorites; [but] not with thy sword, nor with thy bow. 13 And I have given you a land for which ye did not labour, and cities which ye built not, and ye dwell in them; of the vineyards and oliveyards which ye planted not do ye eat.

[2] Gn 11:26, 31; 12:1; 31:19, 30, 32, 53; 35:4; Dt 26:5; Jsh 24:15; Is 51:2; Ezk 16:3.
[3] Gn 12:1; 21:2; Ne 9:7; Ps 127:3; Ac 7:2.
[4] Gn 25:24; 32:3; 36:8; 46:1; Dt 2:5; Ps 105:23; Ac 7:15.
[5] Ex 3:10; 4:12; 7:1; Ps 78:43; 105:26, 27; 135:8; 136:10.
[6] Ex 12:37, 51; 14:1; Ne 9:11; Ps 77:15; 78:13; 136:13; Is 63:12; Mi 6:4; Ac 7:36; He 11:29.
[7] Ex 14:10, 20, 27, 31; Nu 14:33; Dt 4:34; 29:2; Jsh 5:6; Ne 9:12; Ps 95:9; Ac 13:17; He 3:17.
[8] Nu 21:21; Dt 2:32; 3:1; Jsh 13:10; Ne 9:22; Ps 135:10; 136:17.
[9] Nu 22:5, 6; Dt 23:4; Jg 11:25; Mi 6:5.
[10] Nu 22:11, 18, 35; 23:3, 15; 24:5; Is 54:17.
[11] Jsh 3:14; 4:10, 23; 6:1; 10:1; Ne 9:24; Ps 78:54; 105:44; 114:3, 5; Ac 7:45; 13:19.
[12] Ex 23:28; Dt 7:20; Ps 44:3.
[13] Dt 6:10; 8:7; Jsh 11:13; 21:45; Pv 13:22.

He reneweth the Covenant between them and God.

14 ¶ Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the LORD. 15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that [were] on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD. 16 And the people answered and said, God forbid that we should forsake the LORD, to serve other gods; 17 For the LORD our God, he [it is] that brought us up and our fathers out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage, and which did those great signs in our sight, and preserved us in all the way wherein we went, and among all the people through whom we passed: 18 And the LORD drave out from before us all the people, even the Amorites which dwelt in the land: [therefore] will we also serve the LORD; for he [is] our God. 19 And Joshua said unto the people, Ye cannot serve the LORD: for he [is] an holy God; he [is] a jealous God; he will not forgive your transgressions nor your sins. 20 If ye forsake the LORD, and serve strange gods, then he will turn and do you hurt, and consume you, after that he hath done you good. 21 And the people said unto Joshua, Nay; but we will serve the LORD. 22 And Joshua said unto the people, Ye [are] witnesses against yourselves that ye have chosen you the LORD, to serve him. And they said, [We are] witnesses. 23 Now therefore put away, [said he], the strange gods which [are] among you, and incline your heart unto the LORD God of Israel. 24 And the people said unto Joshua, The LORD our God will we serve, and his voice will we obey. 25 So Joshua made a covenant with the people that day, and set them a statute and an ordinance in Shechem.

[14] Gn 17:1; 20:5; 35:2; Ex 20:3; Lv 17:7; Dt 10:12; 18:13; Jsh 24:2, 23; 1S 12:24; 2K 20:3; Ezr 9:11; Jb 1:1; 28:28; Ps 111:10; 119:1, 80; 130:4; Ezk 20:7, 18; 23:3; Ho 3:5; Am 5:25; Lk 8:15; Jn 4:23; Ac 9:31; 2Co 1:12; Ep 6:24; Php 1:10.
[15] Gn 18:19; Ex 23:24, 32; 34:15; Dt 13:7; 29:18; Jsh 24:14; Jg 6:10; Ru 1:15; 1K 18:21; Ps 101:2; 119:106, 111; Ezk 20:39; Jn 6:67, 68; Ac 11:23.
[16] 1S 12:23; Ro 3:6; 6:2; He 10:38.
[17] Ex 19:4; Dt 32:11; Jsh 24:5; Is 46:4; 63:7; Am 2:9.
[18] Ex 10:2; 15:2; Ps 116:16; Mi 4:2; Zc 8:23; Lk 1:73.
[19] Ex 20:5; 23:21; 34:7, 14; Lv 10:3; 19:2; Jsh 24:23; Ru 1:15; 1S 3:14; 6:20; 2Ch 36:16; Ps 99:5, 9; Is 5:16; 6:3; 27:11; 30:11, 15; Hab 1:13; Mt 6:24; Lk 14:25; 1Co 10:20.
[20] Jsh 23:12; 1Ch 28:9; 2Ch 15:2; Ezr 8:22; Is 1:28; 63:10; 65:11; Jr 17:13; Ezk 18:24; Ac 7:42; He 10:26, 38.
[21] Ex 19:8; 20:19; 24:3, 7; Dt 5:27; 26:17; Is 44:5.
[22] Dt 26:17; Jb 15:6; Ps 119:11, 173; Lk 10:42; 19:22.
[23] Gn 35:2; Ex 20:23; Jsh 24:14; Jg 10:15; 1S 7:3; Pv 2:2; Ho 14:2, 8; 1Co 10:19; 2Co 6:16; He 12:28.
[24] Dt 5:28.
[25] Ex 15:25; 24:3, 7; Dt 5:2; 29:1, 10; Jsh 24:1, 26; 2K 11:17; 2Ch 15:12, 15; 23:16; 29:10; 34:29; Ne 9:38; 10:28.

A stone the witness of the Covenant.

26 ¶ And Joshua wrote these words in the book of the law of God, and took a great stone, and set it up there under an oak, that [was] by the sanctuary of the LORD. 27 And Joshua said unto all the people, Behold, this stone shall be a witness unto us; for it hath heard all the words of the LORD which he spake unto us: it shall be therefore a witness unto you, lest ye deny your God. 28 So Joshua let the people depart, every man unto his inheritance.

[26] Gn 28:18; 35:4, 8; Ex 24:4; Dt 31:24; Jsh 4:3, 20; Jg 9:6.
[27] Gn 31:44; Dt 4:26; 30:19; 31:19, 21, 26; 32:1; Jsh 22:27, 34; 1S 7:12; Jb 31:23; Pv 30:9; Is 1:2; Hab 2:11; Mt 10:33; Lk 19:40; 2Ti 2:12; Tit 1:16; Rv 3:8.
[28] Jg 2:6.

Joshua's age, death, and burial.

29 ¶ And it came to pass after these things, that Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of the LORD, died, [being] an hundred and ten years old. 30 And they buried him in the border of his inheritance in Timnathserah, which [is] in mount Ephraim, on the north side of the hill of Gaash. 31 And Israel served the LORD all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders that overlived Joshua, and which had known all the works of the LORD, that he had done for Israel.

[29] Gn 50:22, 26; Dt 34:5; Jg 2:8; Ps 115:17; 2Ti 4:7; Rv 14:13.
[30] Jsh 19:50; Jg 2:9; 2S 23:30.
[31] Dt 11:2, 7; 31:13, 29; Jg 2:7; 2Ch 24:2, 17; Ac 20:29; Php 2:12.

Joseph's bones are buried.

32 ¶ And the bones of Joseph, which the children of Israel brought up out of Egypt, buried they in Shechem, in a parcel of ground which Jacob bought of the sons of Hamor the father of Shechem for an hundred pieces of silver: and it became the inheritance of the children of Joseph.

[32] Gn 33:19; 48:22; 50:25; Ex 13:19; Ac 7:16; He 11:22.

Eleazar dieth.

33 And Eleazar the son of Aaron died; and they buried him in a hill [that pertained to] Phinehas his son, which was given him in mount Ephraim.

[33] Ex 6:23, 25; Nu 3:32; 20:26; Jsh 14:1; Jg 20:28; Jb 30:23; Ps 49:10; Is 57:1; Zc 1:5; Ac 13:36; He 7:24; 9:26.


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