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Joshua 23 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJos 23:1 - A long time passed after the LORD made Israel secure from all their enemies, and Joshua was very old.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 23:2 - So Joshua summoned all Israel, including the elders, rulers, judges, and leaders, and told them: "I am very old.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 23:3 - You saw everything the LORD your God did to all these nations on your behalf, for the LORD your God fights for you.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 23:4 - See, I have parceled out to your tribes these remaining nations, from the Jordan to the Mediterranean Sea in the west, including all the nations I defeated.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 23:5 - The LORD your God will drive them out from before you and remove them, so you can occupy their land as the LORD your God promised you.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 23:6 - Be very strong! Carefully obey all that is written in the law scroll of Moses so you won't swerve from it to the right or the left,

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 23:7 - or associate with these nations that remain near you. You must not invoke or make solemn declarations by the names of their gods! You must not worship or bow down to them!

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 23:8 - But you must be loyal to the LORD your God, as you have been to this very day.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 23:9 - "The LORD drove out from before you great and mighty nations; no one has been able to resist you to this very day.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 23:10 - One of you makes a thousand run away, for the LORD your God fights for you as he promised you he would.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 23:11 - Watch yourselves carefully! Love the LORD your God!

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 23:12 - But if you ever turn away and make alliances with these nations that remain near you, and intermarry with them and establish friendly relations with them,

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 23:13 - know for certain that the LORD our God will no longer drive out these nations from before you. They will trap and ensnare you; they will be a whip that tears your sides and thorns that blind your eyes until you disappear from this good land the LORD your God gave you.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 23:14 - "Look, today I am about to die. You know with all your heart and being that not even one of all the faithful promises the LORD your God made to you is left unfulfilled; every one was realized - not one promise is unfulfilled!

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 23:15 - But in the same way every faithful promise the LORD your God made to you has been realized, it is just as certain, if you disobey, that the LORD will bring on you every judgment until he destroys you from this good land which the LORD your God gave you.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 23:16 - If you violate the covenantal laws of the LORD your God which he commanded you to keep, and follow, worship, and bow down to other gods, the LORD will be very angry with you and you will disappear quickly from the good land which he gave to you."
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