Joshua 24:21
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English Standard Version
And the people said to Joshua, “No, but we will serve the LORD.”

King James Bible
And the people said unto Joshua, Nay; but we will serve the LORD.

American Standard Version
And the people said unto Joshua, Nay; but we will serve Jehovah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the people said to Josue: No, it shall not be so as thou sayest, but we will serve the Lord.

English Revised Version
And the people said unto Joshua, Nay; but we will serve the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the people said to Joshua, No; but we will serve the LORD.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

But as the true worship of the living God must have its roots in the heart, and spring from the heart, and therefore cannot be forced by prohibitions and commands, Joshua concluded by calling upon the representatives of the nation, in case they were not inclined ("if it seem evil unto you") to serve Jehovah, to choose now this day the gods whom they would serve, whether the gods of their fathers in Mesopotamia, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land they were now dwelling, though he and his house would serve the Lord. There is no necessity to adduce any special proofs that this appeal was not intended to release them from the obligation to serve Jehovah, but rather contained the strongest admonition to remain faithful to the Lord.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Exodus 19:8 And all the people answered together, and said, All that the LORD has spoken we will do...

Exodus 20:19 And they said to Moses, Speak you with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die.

Exodus 24:3,7 And Moses came and told the people all the words of the LORD, and all the judgments: and all the people answered with one voice...

Deuteronomy 5:27,28 Go you near, and hear all that the LORD our God shall say: and speak you to us all that the LORD our God shall speak to you...

Deuteronomy 26:17 You have avouched the LORD this day to be your God, and to walk in his ways, and to keep his statutes, and his commandments...

Isaiah 44:5 One shall say, I am the LORD's; and another shall call himself by the name of Jacob...

Cross References
Joshua 24:20
If you forsake the LORD and serve foreign gods, then he will turn and do you harm and consume you, after having done you good."

Joshua 24:22
Then Joshua said to the people, "You are witnesses against yourselves that you have chosen the LORD, to serve him." And they said, "We are witnesses."

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