1 H3091 Joshua H622 gathered H7626 all the tribes H3478 of Israel H7927 to Shechem, H7121 and called H2205 for the elders H3478 of Israel, H7218 for their heads, H8199 for their judges, H7860 and for their officers; H3320 and they presented H6440 themselves before H430 God.
2 H3091 Joshua H559 said H5971 to all the people, H559 "Thus says H3068 Yahweh, H430 the God H3478 of Israel, H1 ‘Your fathers H3427 lived H5769 of old time H5676 beyond H5104 the River, H8646 even Terah, H1 the father H85 of Abraham, H1 and the father H5152 of Nahor: H5647 and they served H312 other H430 gods.
3 H3947 I took H1 your father H85 Abraham H5676 from beyond H5104 the River, H3212 and led H776 him throughout all the land H3667 of Canaan, H7235 and multiplied H2233 his seed, H5414 and gave H3327 him Isaac.
4 H5414 I gave H3327 to Isaac H3290 Jacob H6215 and Esau: H5414 and I gave H6215 to Esau H2022 Mount H8165 Seir, H3423 to possess H3290 it. Jacob H1121 and his children H3381 went down H4714 into Egypt.
5 H7971 "‘I sent H4872 Moses H175 and Aaron, H5062 and I plagued H4714 Egypt, H834 according to that which H6213 I did H7130 in its midst: H310 and afterward H3318 I brought you out.
6 H3318 I brought H1 your fathers H4714 out of Egypt: H935 and you came H3220 to the sea. H4714 The Egyptians H7291 pursued H310 after H1 your fathers H7393 with chariots H6571 and with horsemen H5488 to the Red H3220 Sea.
7 H6817 When they cried H3068 out to Yahweh, H7760 he put H3990 darkness H4713 between you and the Egyptians, H935 and brought H3220 the sea H3680 on them, and covered H5869 them; and your eyes H7200 saw H6213 what I did H4714 in Egypt: H3427 and you lived H4057 in the wilderness H7227 many H3117 days.
8 H935 "‘I brought H776 you into the land H567 of the Amorites, H3427 that lived H5676 beyond H3383 the Jordan: H3898 and they fought H5414 with you; and I gave H3027 them into your hand. H3423 You possessed H776 their land; H8045 and I destroyed H6440 them from before you.
9 H1111 Then Balak H1121 the son H6834 of Zippor, H4428 king H4124 of Moab, H6965 arose H3898 and fought H3478 against Israel. H7971 He sent H7121 and called H1109 Balaam H1121 the son H1160 of Beor H7043 to curse you;
10 H14 but I would H8085 not listen H1109 to Balaam; H1288 therefore he blessed H1288 you still. H5337 So I delivered H3027 you out of his hand.
11 H5674 "‘You went over H3383 the Jordan, H935 and came H3405 to Jericho. H1167 The men H3405 of Jericho H3898 fought H567 against you, the Amorite, H6522 the Perizzite, H3669 the Canaanite, H2850 the Hittite, H1622 the Girgashite, H2340 the Hivite, H2983 and the Jebusite; H5414 and I delivered H3027 them into your hand.
12 H7971 I sent H6880 the hornet H6440 before H1644 you, which drove them out H6440 from before H8147 you, even the two H4428 kings H567 of the Amorites; H2719 not with your sword, H7198 nor with your bow.
13 H5414 I gave H776 you a land H3021 whereon you had not labored, H5892 and cities H1129 which you didn't build, H3427 and you live H398 in them. You eat H3754 of vineyards H2132 and olive H5193 groves which you didn't plant.'
14 H3372 "Now therefore fear H3068 Yahweh, H5647 and serve H8549 him in sincerity H571 and in truth. H5493 Put away H430 the gods H1 which your fathers H5647 served H5676 beyond H5104 the River, H4714 in Egypt; H5647 and serve H3068 Yahweh.
15 H7489 If it seems evil H4310 to you H5647 to serve H3068 Yahweh, H977 choose H3117 this day H5869 whom H5647 you will serve; H430 whether the gods H1 which your fathers H5647 served H5676 that were beyond H5104 the River, H430 or the gods H567 of the Amorites, H776 in whose land H3427 you dwell: H1004 but as for me and my house, H5647 we will serve H3068 Yahweh."
16 H5971 The people H6030 answered, H559 H2486 "Far H5800 be it from us that we should forsake H3068 Yahweh, H5647 to serve H312 other H430 gods;
17 H3068 for it is Yahweh H430 our God H1 who brought us and our fathers H5927 up H776 out of the land H4714 of Egypt, H1004 from the house H5650 of bondage, H6213 and who did H1419 those great H226 signs H5869 in our sight, H8104 and preserved H1870 us in all the way H1980 in which we went, H5971 and among all the peoples H7130 through H5674 the midst of whom we passed.
18 H3068 Yahweh H1644 drove out H6440 from before H5971 us all the peoples, H567 even the Amorites H3427 who lived H776 in the land. H5647 Therefore we also will serve H3068 Yahweh; H430 for he is our God."
19 H3091 Joshua H559 said H5971 to the people, H3201 "You can't H5647 serve H3068 Yahweh; H6918 for he is a holy H430 God. H7072 He is a jealous H430 God. H5375 He will not forgive H6588 your disobedience H2403 nor your sins.
20 H5800 If you forsake H3068 Yahweh, H5647 and serve H5236 foreign H430 gods, H7725 then he will turn H7489 and do you evil, H3615 and consume H310 you, after H3190 he has done you good."
22 H3091 Joshua H559 said H5971 to the people, H5707 "You are witnesses H977 against yourselves that you have chosen H3068 Yahweh H5647 yourselves, to serve H559 him." They said, H5707 "We are witnesses."
23 H5493 "Now therefore put away H5236 the foreign H430 gods H7130 which are among H5186 you, and incline H3824 your heart H3068 to Yahweh, H430 the God H3478 of Israel."
24 H5971 The people H559 said H3091 to Joshua, H5647 "We will serve H3068 Yahweh H430 our God, H8085 and we will listen H6963 to his voice."
25 H3091 So Joshua H3772 made H1285 a covenant H5971 with the people H3117 that day, H7760 and made H2706 for them a statute H4941 and an ordinance H7927 in Shechem.
26 H3091 Joshua H3789 wrote H1697 these words H5612 in the book H8451 of the law H430 of God; H3947 and he took H1419 a great H68 stone, H6965 and set it up H427 there under the oak H4720 that was by the sanctuary H3068 of Yahweh.
27 H3091 Joshua H559 said H5971 to all the people, H68 "Behold, this stone H5713 shall be a witness H8085 against us; for it has heard H561 all the words H3068 of Yahweh H1696 which he spoke H5713 to us. It shall be therefore a witness H3584 against you, lest you deny H430 your God."
29 H310 It happened after H1697 these things, H3091 that Joshua H1121 the son H5126 of Nun, H5650 the servant H3068 of Yahweh, H4191 died, H3967 being one hundred H6235 and ten H8141 years H1121 old.
30 H6912 They buried H1366 him in the border H5159 of his inheritance H8556 in Timnathserah, H2022 which is in the hill H669 country of Ephraim, H6828 on the north H2022 of the mountain H1608 of Gaash.
31 H3478 Israel H5647 served H3068 Yahweh H3117 all the days H3091 of Joshua, H3117 and all the days H2205 of the elders H3117 who outlived H3091 Joshua, H3045 and had known H4639 all the work H3068 of Yahweh, H6213 that he had worked H3478 for Israel.
32 H6912 They buried H6106 the bones H3130 of Joseph, H1121 which the children H3478 of Israel H5927 brought up H4714 out of Egypt, H7927 in Shechem, H2513 in the parcel H7704 of ground H3290 which Jacob H7069 bought H1121 of the sons H2544 of Hamor H1 the father H7927 of Shechem H3967 for a hundred H7192 pieces of money. H5159 They became the inheritance H1121 of the children H3130 of Joseph.