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If you are disloyal and join with the nations that are still left among you and intermarry with them,
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But if you will embrace the errors of these nations that dwell among you, and make marriages with them, and join friendships:
Psalm 36:3 The words of his mouth are iniquity and guile: he would not understand that he might do well.
Psalm 125:5 But such as turn aside into bonds, the Lord shall lead out with the workers of iniquity: peace upon Israel.
Isaiah 1:4 Woe to the sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a wicked seed, ungracious children: they have forsaken the Lord, they have blasphemed the Holy One of Israel, they are gone away backwards.
Ezekiel 18:24 But if the just man turn himself away from his justice, and do iniquity according to all the abominations which the wicked man useth to work, shall he live? all his justices which he hath done, shall not be remembered: in the prevarication, by which he hath prevaricated, and in his sin, which he hath committed, in them he shall die.
Zephaniah 1:6 And them that turn away from following after the Lord, and that have not sought the Lord, nor searched after him.
Matthew 12:45 Then he goeth, and taketh with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is made worse than the first. So shall it be also to this wicked generation.
John 6:66 After this, many of his disciples went back and walked no more with him.
Hebrews 10:38,39 But my just man liveth by faith: but if he withdraw himself, he shall not please my soul. . . .
2 Peter 2:18-22 For, speaking proud words of vanity, they allure by the desires of fleshly riotousness those who for a little while escape, such as converse in error: . . .
1 John 2:9 He that saith he is in the light and hateth his brother is in darkness even until now.
Genesis 2:24 Wherefore a man shall leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they shall be two in one flesh.
Genesis 34:3 And his soul was fast knit unto her; and whereas she was sad, he comforted her with sweet words.
1 Samuel 18:1-3 And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking to Saul, the son of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul. . . .
1 Kings 11:2 Of the nations concerning which the Lord said to the children of Israel: You shall not go in unto them, neither shall any of them come into yours: for they will most certainly turn away your hearts to follow their gods. And to these was Solomon joined with a most ardent love.
Romans 12:9 Let love be without dissimulation. Hating that which is evil, cleaving to that which is good,
Exodus 34:12-16 Beware thou never join in friendship with the inhabitants of that land, which may be thy ruin: . . .
Deuteronomy 7:3 Neither shalt thou make marriages with them. Thou shalt not give thy daughter to his son, nor take his daughter for thy son:
1 Kings 11:4 And when he was now old, his heart was turned away by women to follow strange gods: and his heart was not perfect with the Lord his God, as was the heart of David, his father.
Ezra 9:1,2,11,12 And after these things were accomplished, the princes came to me, saying: The people of Israel, and the priests and Levites have not separated themselves from the people of the lands, and from their abominations, namely, of the Chanaanites, and the Hethites, and the Pherezites, and the Jebusites, and the Ammonites, and the Moabites, and the Egyptians, and the Amorrhites. . . .
Nehemiah 13:23-26 In those days also I saw Jews that married wives, women of Azotus, and of Ammon, and of Moab. . . .
2 Corinthians 6:14 Bear not the yoke with unbelievers. For what participation hath justice with injustice? Or what fellowship hath light with darkness?
2 Corinthians 6:15-17 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? Or what part hath the faithful with the unbeliever? . . .
ContextJoshua's Charge to Leaders
…11This only take care of with all diligence, that you love the Lord your God. 12But if you will embrace the errors of these nations that dwell among you, and make marriages with them, and join friendships:13Know ye for a certainty that the Lord your God will not destroy them before your face, but they shall be a pit and a snare in your way, and a stumbling-block at your side, and stakes in your eyes, till he take you away and destroy you from off this excellent land, which he hath given you.…
Make no covenant with the men of those countries; lest, when they have committed fornication with their gods, and have adored their idols, some one call thee to eat of the things sacrificed.
Neither shalt thou take of their daughters a wife for thy son, lest after they themselves have committed fornication, they make thy sons also to commit fornication with their gods.
Neither shalt thou make marriages with them. Thou shalt not give thy daughter to his son, nor take his daughter for thy son:
For she will turn away thy son from following me, that he may rather serve strange gods, and the wrath of the Lord will be kindled, and will quickly destroy thee.
This only take care of with all diligence, that you love the Lord your God.
And they took their daughters to wives, and they gave their own daughters to their sons, and they served their gods.
For they have taken of their daughters for themselves and for their sons, and they have mingled the holy seed with the people of the lands. And the hand of the princes and magistrates hath been first in this transgression.
And I chid them, and laid my curse upon them. And I beat some of them, and shaved off their hair, and made them swear by God that they would not give their daughters to their sons, nor take their daughters for their sons, nor for themselves, saying:
They did not destroy the nations of which the Lord spoke unto them.
And they were mingled among the heathens, and learned their works:
Additional TranslationsFor if you turn away and cling to the rest of these nations that remain among you, and if you intermarry and associate with them,Else if you do in any wise go back, and join to the remnant of these nations, even these that remain among you, and shall make marriages with them, and go in to them, and they to you:
Else if ye do at all go back, and cleave unto the remnant of these nations, even these that remain among you, and make marriages with them, and go in unto them, and they to you;
For if ye shall turn aside and attach yourselves to these nations that are left with you, and make marriages with them, and become mingled with them and they with you,
For if ye in any wise go back, and cleave unto the residue of these nations, these that remain among you, and make marriages with them, and come in unto them and they unto you:
Else if ye do in any wise go back, and cleave unto the remnant of these nations, even these that remain among you, and make marriages with them, and go in unto them, and they to you:
Else if ye do in any wise go back, and cleave to the remnant of these nations, even these that remain among you, and shall make marriages with them, and associate with them, and they with you:
"But if you do at all go back, and hold fast to the remnant of these nations, even these who remain among you, and make marriages with them, and go in to them, and they to you;
'But -- if ye at all turn back and have cleaved to the remnant of these nations, these who are left with you, and intermarried with them, and gone in to them, and they to you,
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