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Joshua 24:14


24:14 Now 1  obey 2  the Lord and worship 3  him with integrity and loyalty. Put aside the gods your ancestors 4  worshiped 5  beyond the Euphrates 6  and in Egypt and worship 7  the Lord.

Joshua 24:20

24:20 If 8  you abandon the Lord and worship 9  foreign gods, he will turn against you; 10  he will bring disaster on you and destroy you, 11  though he once treated you well.” 12 

1 sn Joshua quotes the Lord’s words in vv. 2b-13 (note that the Lord speaks in the first person in these verses); in vv. 14-15 Joshua himself exhorts the people (note the third person references to the Lord).

2 tn Heb “fear.”

3 tn Or “and serve.”

4 tn Heb “your fathers.”

5 tn Or “served.”

6 tn Heb “the river,” referring to the Euphrates. This has been specified in the translation for clarity; see v. 3.

7 tn Or “and serve.”

8 tn Or “when.”

9 tn Or “and serve.”

10 tn The words “against you” are added for clarification.

11 tn Heb “bring you to an end.”

12 tn Heb “after he did good for you.”

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