Joshua 24 ©
1 Joshua assembleth the tribes at Shechem, 2 and layeth before them a brief history of God's benefits from the days of Terah. 14 He reneweth the covenant between God and them. 26 A stone is set up to witness the covenant. 29 Joshua's age, death, and burial. 32 Joseph's bones are buried. 33 Eleazar dieth.
And fI gave unto Isaac Jacob and Esau: and I gave unto Esau mount Seir, to possess it; but gJacob and his children went down into Egypt.
And I ibrought your fathers out of Egypt: and ye came unto the sea; and the Egyptians pursued after your fathers with chariots and horsemen unto the Red sea.
And when they cried unto the LORD, jhe put darkness between you and the Egyptians, kand brought the sea upon them, and covered them; and lyour eyes have seen what I have done in Egypt: and mye dwelt in the wilderness a long season.
And I nbrought you into the land of the Amorites, which dwelt on the other side Jordan; oand they fought with you: and I gave them into your hand, that ye might possess their land; and I destroyed them from before you.
And ye rwent 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.
And sI sent the hornet before you, which *drave them out from before you, even the two kings of the Amorites; but not with thy sword, nor with thy bow.
¶Now therefore ufear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and vput away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and win Egypt; and serve ye the LORD.
And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, xchoose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or ythe gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but zas for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.
And the people answered and said, aGod forbid that we should forsake the LORD, to serve other gods;
For bthe 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:
If ye gforsake the LORD, and serve *strange gods, then he will turn and do you hurt, and consume you, after that he hath done you good.
And Joshua said unto the people, iYe are witnesses against yourselves that ye have chosen you the LORD, to serve him. And they said, We are witnesses.
And the people said unto Joshua, kThe LORD our God will we serve, and his voice will we obey.
So oJoshua let the people depart, every man unto his inheritance.
And they buried him in the border of his inheritance in qTimnath-serah, which is in mount Ephraim, on the north side of the hill of Gaash.
And Israel rserved the LORD all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders that 1overlived Joshua, and swhich had known all the works of the LORD, that he had done for Israel.
¶tAnd the bones of Joseph, which the children of Israel brought up out of Egypt, buried they in Shechem, in a u*parcel of ground which Jacob bought of vthe sons of Hamor the father of Shechem for an hundred 2pieces of silver: and it became the inheritance of the children of Joseph.