Joshua 24:24

“And the people said unto Joshua, The LORD our God will we serve, and his voice will we obey.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Joshua 24:24

And the people saide vnto Ioshua; The Lord our God will we serue, and his voice will we obey.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The people said to Joshua, "We will serve the LORD our God and we will obey His voice."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the people said unto Joshua, Jehovah our God will we serve, and unto his voice will we hearken.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the people said to Joshua, We will be the servants of the Lord our God, and we will give ear to his voice.
- Basic English Bible

And the people said unto Joshua, Jehovah our God will we serve, and to his voice will we hearken.
- Darby Bible

And the people said to Joshua, The LORD our God will we serve, and his voice will we obey.
- Webster's Bible

The people said to Joshua, "We will serve Yahweh our God, and we will listen to his voice."
- World English Bible

And the people say unto Joshua, `Jehovah our God we serve, and to His voice we hearken.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the people said unto Joshua: 'The LORD our God will we serve, and unto His voice will we hearken.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Joshua 24:24

Wesley's Notes for Joshua 24:24


24:22 Against yourselves - This solemn profession will be a swift witness against you, if hereafter you apostatize from God.

24:23 Strange gods - Those idols which you either brought out of Egypt, or have taken in Canaan, which some of you keep contrary to God's command, whether for the preciousness of the matter, or rather for some secret inclination to superstition and idolatry.

24:25 A statute - He set or established that covenant with them, that is, the people, for a statute or an ordinance, to bind themselves and their posterity unto God for ever.

24:26 These words - That is, this covenant or agreement of the people with the Lord. In the book - That is, in the volume which was kept in the ark, #Deut 31:9|,26, whence it was taken and put into this book of Joshua: this he did for the perpetual remembrance of this great and solemn action, to lay the greater obligation upon the people to be true to their engagement; and as a witness for God, against the people, if afterward he punished them for their defection from God, to whom they had so solemnly and freely obliged themselves. Set it up - As a witness and monument of this great transaction, according to the custom of those ancient times. Possibly this agreement was written upon this stone, as was then usual. By the sanctuary - That is, near the place where the ark and tabernacle then were; for tho' they were forbidden to plant a grove of trees near unto the altar, as the Gentiles did, yet they might for a time set up an altar, or the ark, near a great tree which had been planted there before.


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