Joshua 24:16

“And the people answered and said, God forbid that wee should forsake the Lord, to serue other gods.”

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And the people answered and said, God forbid that we should forsake the LORD, to serve other gods;
- King James Version

The people answered and said, "Far be it from us that we should forsake the LORD to serve other gods;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the people answered and said, Far be it from us that we should forsake Jehovah, to serve other gods;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then the people in answer said, Never will we give up the Lord to be the servants of other gods;
- Basic English Bible

And the people answered and said, Far be it from us that we should forsake Jehovah, to serve other gods;
- Darby Bible

And the people answered, and said, Be it far from us that we should forsake the LORD, to serve other gods;
- Webster's Bible

The people answered, "Far be it from us that we should forsake Yahweh, to serve other gods;
- World English Bible

And the people answer and say, `Far be it from us to forsake Jehovah, to serve other gods;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the people answered and said: 'Far be it from us that we should forsake the LORD, to serve other gods;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Joshua 24

  • Anne
    With God's help and guidance, Joshua fulfilled his purpose by leading Israel into Canaan and settling them in the promised land, as God commanded. As he left he admonished them to choose whom they will serve and remined them of the consequences of their choice.
  • NOEL
    My brother and sisters in Christ Jesus, Its nice the life story of Joshua. He is only assistant and follower of Moses, but his hearth and mind is defecated to serve Moses and his almighty God. He don't know how to lead and protect the people but according to the bible Moses gave him the power to continued his mission given by our almighty God and his purposed nothing is impossible will domed.
  • Steve morrow
    JOSHUA 24:20 if you forsake THE LORD and serve strange gods then HE will turn and do you hurt and consume you after that HE hath done you good 2 TIMOTHY 2:13 IF WE SUFFER WE SHALL ALSO REIGN WITH HIM --- IF WE DENY HIM HE ALSO WILL DENY US --- 1 JOHN 2:4 he that saith I know HIM and keepeth not HIS commandments --- is a liar and the truth is not in him
  • Truth
    Truth be told this is where Jesus got all of his teachings and learning from the so called Old Testament and the true meaning of know one gets to father but through
    Me is to walk as I do and be as I am not the praising him but GOD who sent him and he also told the disciples they shall do greater things then him so since Jesus isn't a liar and you can't have 2 masters it's about GOD GOD AND GOD
  • A disciple
    "If you know these things, happy are you if you do them."God gives us commandments to live by and He expects obedience from the heart, as good and beloved children. Disobedience, selfishness and sinning against one's conscience, against one's God, against one's neighbor; is not a health issue, but a moral issue. "If you do right, won't you be accepted? but if you do not right, sin is at the door."
  • A disciple
    "Ye cannot serve the LORD: for he is an holy God; he is a jealous God; he will not forgive your transgressions nor your sins. If ye forsake the LORD, and serve strange gods, then he will turn and do you hurt, and consume you, after that he hath done you good." It is the LORD's prerogative who is to be saved, and who shall serve Him; and He does not accept hypocrisy, lip-service or insincerity.

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