Chapter 24

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 to 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 to Isaac Jacob and Esau and I gave to 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 you out.
24:6 And I brought your fathers out of Egypt and ya'll came to the sea ; and the Egyptians pursued after your fathers with chariots and horsemen to the Red sea.
24:7 And when they cried to 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 to Balaam ; therefore he blessed you still so I delivered you out of his hand.
24:11 And ya'll went over Jordan, and came to 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 LORD.
24:15 And if it seem evil to 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 to 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 to Yeshua, Nay ; but we will serve the LORD.
24:22 And Yeshua said to 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 to the LORD God of Israel.
24:24 And the people said to 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 to all the people, Behold, this stone shall be a witness to us; for it has heard all the words of the LORD which he spake to us it shall be therefore a witness to you, unless ya'll deny your God.
24:28 So Yeshua let the people depart, every man to his inheritance.

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.

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