The assembly at Shechem
24:1 And Yeshua 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.
Joshua's dying exhortation
24:2 And Yeshua said unto all the people, This says 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.
24:3 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.
24:4 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.
24:5 I sent Moses also and Aaron, and I plagued Egypt,
according to that which I did among them and afterward I brought
24:6 And I brought your fathers out of Egypt and ya'll came
unto the sea ; and the Egyptians pursued after your fathers with
chariots and horsemen unto the Red sea.
24:7 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 ya'll dwelt in the wilderness a long season.
24:8 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 ya'll might possess their land ; and
I destroyed them from before you.
24:9 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
24:10 But I would not listen unto Balaam ; therefore he
blessed you still so I delivered you out of his hand.
24:11 And ya'll 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.
24:12 And I sent the hornet before you, which drove them out
from before you, [even] the two kings of the Amorites ; [but] not
with your sword, nor with your bow.
24:13 And I have given you a land for which ya'll did not
labour, and cities which ya'll built not, and ya'll stay in them; of
the vineyards and oliveyards which ya'll planted not do ya'll eat.
24:14 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 ya'll the
24:15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose
you this day whom ya'll 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 ya'll stay but as for me and my
house, we will serve the LORD.
24:16 And the people answered and said, God forbid that we
should forsake the LORD, to serve other gods ;
24:17 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
24:18 And the LORD drove 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.
24:19 And Yeshua said unto the people, Ya'll cannot serve the
LORD for he [is] an holy God ; he [is] a jealous God ; he will
not forgive your transgressions nor your sins.
24:20 If ya'll forsake the LORD, and serve strange gods, then he
will turn and do you hurt, and consume you, after that he has
done you good.
24:21 And the people said unto Yeshua, Nay ; but we will
serve the LORD.
24:22 And Yeshua said unto the people, Ya'll [are] witnesses
against yourselves that ya'll have chosen you the LORD, to serve
him. And they said, [We are] witnesses.
24:23 Now therefore put away, [said he], the strange gods
which [are] among you, and incline your heart unto the LORD God
24:24 And the people said unto Yeshua, The LORD our God will
we serve, and his voice will we obey.
24:25 So Yeshua made a covenant with the people that day, and
set them a statute and an ordinance in Shechem.
24:26 And Yeshua 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.
24:27 And Yeshua said unto all the people, Behold, this stone
shall be a witness unto us; for it has heard all the words of
the LORD which he spake unto us it shall be therefore a witness
unto you, unless ya'll deny your God.
24:28 So Yeshua let the people depart, every man unto his
Joshua's death and burial
24:29 And it came to pass after these things, that Yeshua the
son of Nun, the servant of the LORD, died, [being] an hundred and
ten years old.
24:30 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.
24:31 And Israel served the LORD all the days of Yeshua, and
all the days of the elders that overlived Yeshua, and which had
known all the works of the LORD, that he had done for Israel.
24:32 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.
24:33 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.
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