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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Joshua 24:25


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    King James Bible - Joshua 24:25

    So Joshua made a covenant with the people that day, and set them a statute and an ordinance in Shechem.

    World English Bible

    So Joshua made a covenant with the people that
    day, and made for them a statute and an ordinance in Shechem.

    Douay-Rheims - Joshua 24:25

    Josue therefore on that
    day made a covenant, and set before the people commandments and judgments in Sichem.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    So Joshua made a covenant with the people that
    day, and set them a statute and an ordinance in Shechem.

    Original Hebrew

    ויכרת
    3772 יהושׁע 3091 ברית 1285 לעם 5971 ביום 3117 ההוא 1931 וישׂם 7760 לו  חק 2706  ומשׁפט 4941 בשׁכם׃ 7927

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    VERSE (25) -
    Ex 15:25; 24:3,7,8 De 5:2,3; 29:1,10-15 2Ki 11:17 2Ch 15:12,15

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 24:25

    Entonces Josué hizo alianza con el pueblo el mismo día, y le puso ordenanzas y leyes en Siquem.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Joshua 24:25

    Verse 25. Joshua made a
    covenant] Literally, Joshua cut the covenant, alluding to the sacrifice offered on the occasion.

    And set then a statute and an ordinance] He made a solemn and public act of the whole, which was signed and witnessed by himself and the people, in the presence of Jehovah; and having done so, he wrote the words of the covenant in the book of the law of God, probably in some part of the skin constituting the great roll, on which the laws of God were written, and of which there were some blank columns to spare. Having done this, he took a great stone and set it up under an oak-that this might be d[ ed or witness that, at such a time and place, this covenant was made, the terms of which might be found written in the book of the law, which was laid up beside the ark. See Deut. xxxi. 26.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 25. So Joshua made a covenant with the people that day , etc.] Proposing to them what was most eligible, and their duty to do, and they agreeing to it, this formally constituted a covenant, of which they selves were both parties and witnesses: and set statute and an ordinance in Shechem ; either made this covenant to have the nature of a statute and ordinance binding upon them, or repeated and renewed the laws of Moses, both moral and ceremonial, which had been delivered at Mount Sinai, and now, upon this repetition in Shechem, might be called a statute and ordinance there.

    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

    ויכרת 3772 יהושׁע 3091 ברית 1285 לעם 5971 ביום 3117 ההוא 1931 וישׂם 7760 לו  חק 2706  ומשׁפט 4941 בשׁכם׃ 7927


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