Joshua 24:16
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English Standard Version
Then the people answered, “Far be it from us that we should forsake the LORD to serve other gods,

King James Bible
And the people answered and said, God forbid that we should forsake the LORD, to serve other gods;

American Standard Version
And the people answered and said, Far be it from us that we should forsake Jehovah, to serve other gods;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the people answered, and said: God forbid we should leave the Lord, and serve strange gods.

English Revised Version
And the people answered and said, God forbid that we should forsake the LORD, to serve other gods;

Webster's Bible Translation
And the people answered, and said, Be it far from us that we should forsake the LORD, to serve other gods;

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The third great act of God for Israel was his giving up the Amorites into the hands of the Israelites, so that they were able to conquer their land (Numbers 21:21-35), and the frustration of the attack made by Balak king of the Moabites, through the instrumentality of Balaam, when the Lord did not allow him to curse Israel, but compelled him to bless (Numbers 22-24). Balak "warred against Israel," not with the sword, but with the weapons of the curse, or animo et voluntate (Vatabl.). "I would not hearken unto Balaam," i.e., would not comply with his wish, but compelled him to submit to my will, and to bless you; "and delivered you out of his (Balak's) hand," when he sought to destroy Israel through the medium of Balaam (Numbers 22:6, Numbers 22:11).

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

1 Samuel 12:23 Moreover as for me, God forbid that I should sin against the LORD in ceasing to pray for you...

Romans 3:6 God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world?

Romans 6:2 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?

Hebrews 10:38,39 Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him...

Cross References
Joshua 24:15
And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the LORD, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD."

Joshua 24:17
for it is the LORD our God who brought us and our fathers up from the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery, and who did those great signs in our sight and preserved us in all the way that we went, and among all the peoples through whom we passed.

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