Joshua 24:27
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English Standard Version
And Joshua said to all the people, “Behold, this stone shall be a witness against us, for it has heard all the words of the LORD that he spoke to us. Therefore it shall be a witness against you, lest you deal falsely with your God.”

King James Bible
And Joshua said unto all the people, Behold, this stone shall be a witness unto us; for it hath heard all the words of the LORD which he spake unto us: it shall be therefore a witness unto you, lest ye deny your God.

American Standard Version
And Joshua said unto all the people, Behold, this stone shall be a witness against us; for it hath heard all the words of Jehovah which he spake unto us: it shall be therefore a witness against you, lest ye deny your God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said to all the people: Behold this stone shall be a testimony unto you, that it hath heard all the words of the Lord, which he hath spoken to you: lest perhaps hereafter you will deny it, and lie to the Lord your God.

English Revised Version
And Joshua said unto all the people, Behold, this stone shall be a witness against us; for it hath heard all the words of the LORD which he spake unto us: it shall be therefore a witness against you, lest ye deny your God.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Joshua said to all the people, Behold, this stone shall be a witness to us; for it hath heard all the words of the LORD which he spoke to us, it shall be therefore a witness to you, lest ye deny your God.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The people adhered to their resolution. לא, minime, as in Joshua 5:14, i.e., we will not serve other gods, but Jehovah.

Joshua 24:27 Parallel Commentaries

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A curious coincidence of circumstances is related by Livy, the Roman historian: he writes that `when three ambassadors were sent from Rome to complain of the perfidious conduct of the AEqui, the General informed them, that they might deliver their message to an oak which shaded his tent.' On this one of the ambassadors turning away, said, `This venerable oak, and all the gods, shall know that you have violated the peace; they shall now hear our complaints; and may they also soon be witnesses, when we revenge with our arms the violation of divine and human rights.' It is worthy of remark that Joshua merely set up a pillar under an oak, - the one, perhaps, to protect the other; while the General directed the ambassadors to address the oak, perhaps with an idolatrous feeling that they were addressing one of the gods, who would aid his cause; while the Roman ambassadors caught the feeling, and really invoked the aid of the oak and the gods.

Joshua 22:27,28,34 But that it may be a witness between us, and you, and our generations after us...

Genesis 31:44-52 Now therefore come you, let us make a covenant, I and you; and let it be for a witness between me and you...

Deuteronomy 4:26 I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day...

Deuteronomy 30:19 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing...

Deuteronomy 31:19,21,26 Now therefore write you this song for you, and teach it the children of Israel: put it in their mouths...

1 Samuel 7:12 Then Samuel took a stone, and set it between Mizpeh and Shen, and called the name of it Ebenezer, saying...

it hath

Deuteronomy 32:1 Give ear, O you heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth.

Isaiah 1:2 Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the LORD has spoken, I have nourished and brought up children...

Habakkuk 2:11 For the stone shall cry out of the wall, and the beam out of the timber shall answer it.

Luke 19:40 And he answered and said to them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.

deny

Job 31:23 For destruction from God was a terror to me, and by reason of his highness I could not endure.

Proverbs 30:9 Lest I be full, and deny you, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.

Matthew 10:33 But whoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.

2 Timothy 2:12,13 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us...

Titus 1:16 They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and to every good work reprobate.

Revelation 3:8 I know your works: behold, I have set before you an open door, and no man can shut it: for you have a little strength...

Cross References
Genesis 31:44
Come now, let us make a covenant, you and I. And let it be a witness between you and me."

Genesis 31:45
So Jacob took a stone and set it up as a pillar.

Genesis 31:48
Laban said, "This heap is a witness between you and me today." Therefore he named it Galeed,

Numbers 11:20
but a whole month, until it comes out at your nostrils and becomes loathsome to you, because you have rejected the LORD who is among you and have wept before him, saying, "Why did we come out of Egypt?"'"

Joshua 22:27
but to be a witness between us and you, and between our generations after us, that we do perform the service of the LORD in his presence with our burnt offerings and sacrifices and peace offerings, so your children will not say to our children in time to come, "You have no portion in the LORD."'

Joshua 22:34
The people of Reuben and the people of Gad called the altar Witness, "For," they said, "it is a witness between us that the LORD is God."

Joshua 24:28
So Joshua sent the people away, every man to his inheritance.

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