Joshua addresses the elders and people
23:1 And it came to pass a long time after that the LORD had
given rest unto Israel from all their enemies round about, that
Yeshua waxed old [and] stricken in age.
23:2 And Yeshua 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
23:3 And ya'll have seen all that the LORD your God has done
unto all these nations because of you; for the LORD your God [is]
he that has fought for you.
23:4 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
23:5 And the LORD your God, he shall expel them from before
you, and drive them from out of your sight ; and ya'll shall possess
their land, as the LORD your God has promised unto you.
23:6 Be ya'll therefore very courageous to keep and to do all
that is written in the book of the law of Moses, that ya'll turn not
aside therefrom [to] the right hand or [to] the left ;
23:7 That ya'll 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
23:8 But cleave unto the LORD your God, as ya'll have done unto
23:9 For the LORD has driven out from before you great
nations and strong but [as for] you, no man has been able to
stand before you unto this day.
23:10 One man of you shall chase a thousand for the LORD your
God, he [it is] that fights for you, as he has promised you.
Joshua threatens the group
23:11 Take good heed therefore unto yourselves, that ya'll love
the LORD your God.
23:12 Else if ya'll 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
23:13 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 ya'll perish from off this good land
which the LORD your God has given you.
23:14 And, behold, this day I [am] going the way of all the
earth and ya'll know in all your hearts and in all your souls, that
not one thing has 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 has failed thereof.
23:15 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 has given you.
23:16 When ya'll 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 ya'll
shall perish quickly from off the good land which he has given
Main Index || Joshua Index
1|| Chapter 2 || Chapter 3
4 || Chapter 5 || Chapter
6 || Chapter 7 || Chapter 8
9 || Chapter 10
11 || Chapter 12 || Chapter 13
14 || Chapter 15 || Chapter
16 || Chapter 17 || Chapter 18
19 || Chapter 20
21 || Chapter 22 || Chapter 23