SEV Biblia, Chapter 24:22 Y Josué respondió al pueblo: Vosotros seréis testigos contra vosotros mismos , de que os habéis elegido al SEÑOR para servirle. Y ellos respondieron: Testigos seremos.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Joshua 24:22 Verse 22. Ye are witnesses against yourselves] Ye have been sufficiently apprised of the difficulties in your way-of GOD'S holiness-your own weakness and inconstancy-the need you have of Divine help, and the awful consequences of apostasy; and now ye deliberately make your choice. Remember then, that ye are witnesses against yourselves, and your own conscience will be witness, judge, and executioner; or, as one terms it, index, judex, vindex.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 22. And Joshua said unto the people , etc.] In reply to their answer and resolution: ye [are] witnesses against yourselves, that ye have chosen you the Lord God to serve him ; that is, should they, after this choice of him, which they had so publicly declared, desert his service, and go into idolatry, their testimony would rise up against them, and they would, be self-condemned: and they said, [we are] witnesses ; should we ever apostatize from the Lord and his worship, we are content to have this our witness produced against us.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 15-28 - It is essential that the service of God's people be performed with willing mind. For LOVE is the only genuine principle whence all acceptable service of God can spring. The Father seeks only such to worship him, as worship him in spirit and in truth. The carnal mind of man is enmity against God, therefore, is not capable of such spiritual worship. Hence the necessity of being born again. But numbers rest in mere forms, as tasks imposed upon them. Joshua puts them to their choice; but not as if it were indifferent whether they served God of not. Choose you whom ye will serve, now the matter is laid plainl before you. He resolves to do this, whatever others did. Those that ar bound for heaven, must be willing to swim against the stream. They mus not do as the most do, but as the best do. And no one can behav himself as he ought in any station, who does not deeply consider his religious duties in family relations. The Israelites agree with Joshua being influenced by the example of a man who had been so great blessing to them; We also will serve the Lord. See how much good grea men do, by their influence, if zealous in religion. Joshua brings the to express full purpose of heart to cleave to the Lord. They must com off from all confidence in their own sufficiency, else their purpose would be in vain. The service of God being made their deliberat choice, Joshua binds them to it by a solemn covenant. He set up monument of it. In this affecting manner Joshua took his last leave of them; if they perished, their blood would be upon their own heads Though the house of God, the Lord's table, and even the walls and tree before which we have uttered our solemn purposes of serving him, woul bear witness against us if we deny him, yet we may trust in him, tha he will put his fear into our hearts, that we shall not depart from him. God alone can give grace, yet he blesses our endeavours to engag men to his service.
Original Hebrew ויאמר 559 יהושׁע 3091 אל 413 העם 5971 עדים 5707 אתם 859 בכם כי 3588 אתם 859 בחרתם 977 לכם את 853 יהוה 3068 לעבד 5647 אותו 853 ויאמרו 559 עדים׃ 5707