Joshua 23

And it came to pass a long time after that  יהוה had given rest unto Israel from all their enemies round about, that Joshua waxed old [and] stricken in age. {stricken...: Heb. come into days} 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: And ye have seen all that  יהוה your Elohim hath done unto all these nations because of you; for  יהוה your Elohim [is] he that hath fought for you. 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. {westward: Heb. at the sunset} And  יהוה your Elohim, he shall expel them from before you, and drive them from out of your sight; and ye shall possess their land, as  יהוה your Elohim hath promised unto you. 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; That ye come not among these nations, these that remain among you; neither make mention of the name of their elohim, nor cause to swear [by them], neither serve them, nor bow yourselves unto them: But cleave unto  יהוה your Elohim, as ye have done unto this day. {But cleave...: or, For if ye will cleave, etc} For  יהוה 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. {For  יהוה...: or, Then  יהוה will drive} 10 One man of you shall chase a thousand: for  יהוה your Elohim, he [it is] that fighteth for you, as he hath promised you. 11 Take good heed therefore unto yourselves, that ye love  יהוה your Elohim. {yourselves: Heb. your souls} 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  יהוה your Elohim 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  יהוה your Elohim 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  יהוה your Elohim 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  יהוה your Elohim promised you; so shall  יהוה bring upon you all evil things, until he have destroyed you from off this good land which  יהוה your Elohim hath given you. 16 When ye have transgressed the covenant of  יהוה your Elohim, which he commanded you, and have gone and served other elohim, and bowed yourselves to them; then shall the anger of  יהוה be kindled against you, and ye shall perish quickly from off the good land which he hath given unto you.
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