Joshua 23:8
New International Version
But you are to hold fast to the LORD your God, as you have until now.

New Living Translation
Rather, cling tightly to the LORD your God as you have done until now.

English Standard Version
but you shall cling to the LORD your God just as you have done to this day.

Berean Study Bible
Instead, you shall hold fast to the LORD your God, as you have done to this day.

King James Bible
But cleave unto the LORD your God, as ye have done unto this day.

New King James Version
but you shall hold fast to the LORD your God, as you have done to this day.

New American Standard Bible
But you are to cling to the LORD your God, as you have done to this day.

NASB 1995
“But you are to cling to the LORD your God, as you have done to this day.

NASB 1977
“But you are to cling to the LORD your God, as you have done to this day.

Amplified Bible
But you are to cling to the LORD your God, just as you have done to this day.

Christian Standard Bible
Instead, be loyal to the LORD your God, as you have been to this day.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Instead, remain faithful to the LORD your God, as you have done to this day.”

American Standard Version
but cleave unto Jehovah your God, as ye have done unto this day.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But cling to LORD JEHOVAH your God, just as you have done until today

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But ye shall cleave to the Lord our God, as ye have done until this day.

Contemporary English Version
Be as faithful to the LORD as you have always been.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But cleave ye unto the Lord your God: as you have done until this day.

English Revised Version
but cleave unto the LORD your God, as ye have done unto this day.

Good News Translation
Instead, be faithful to the LORD, as you have been till now.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But you must be loyal to the LORD your God, as you have been until now.

International Standard Version
Instead, you are to hold fast to the LORD your God, as you have done today,

JPS Tanakh 1917
but cleave unto the LORD your God, as ye have done unto this day;

Literal Standard Version
but you cleave to your God YHWH, as you have done until this day.

NET Bible
But you must be loyal to the LORD your God, as you have been to this very day.

New Heart English Bible
but hold fast to the LORD your God, as you have done to this day.

World English Bible
but hold fast to Yahweh your God, as you have done to this day.

Young's Literal Translation
but to Jehovah your God ye do cleave, as ye have done till this day.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Joshua's Charge to Leaders
7So you are not to associate with these nations that remain among you. You must not call on the names of their gods or swear by them, and you must not serve them or bow down to them. 8Instead, you shall hold fast to the LORD your God, as you have done to this day. 9The LORD has driven out great and powerful nations before you, and to this day no one can stand against you.…

Cross References
Joshua 23:7
So you are not to associate with these nations that remain among you. You must not call on the names of their gods or swear by them, and you must not serve them or bow down to them.

Joshua 23:9
The LORD has driven out great and powerful nations before you, and to this day no one can stand against you.

2 Kings 18:6
He remained faithful to the LORD and did not turn from following Him; he kept the commandments that the LORD had given Moses.


Treasury of Scripture

But hold to the LORD your God, as you have done to this day.

or, For if ye will cleave, etc.

Joshua 22:5
But take diligent heed to do the commandment and the law, which Moses the servant of the LORD charged you, to love the LORD your God, and to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and to cleave unto him, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.

Deuteronomy 4:4
But ye that did cleave unto the LORD your God are alive every one of you this day.

Deuteronomy 10:20
Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God; him shalt thou serve, and to him shalt thou cleave, and swear by his name.









Verse 8. - But cleave unto the Lord your God. Or, ye shall cleave unto Jehovah your God. The phrase denotes the intimate union between God and the soul (see above, and Genesis 2:24).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Instead,
כִּ֛י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

you shall hold fast
תִּדְבָּ֑קוּ (tiḏ·bā·qū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 1692: To impinge, cling, adhere, to catch by pursuit

to the LORD
בַּיהוָ֥ה (Yah·weh)
Preposition-b | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

your God,
אֱלֹהֵיכֶ֖ם (’ĕ·lō·hê·ḵem)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

as
כַּאֲשֶׁ֣ר (ka·’ă·šer)
Preposition-k | Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

you have done
עֲשִׂיתֶ֔ם (‘ă·śî·ṯem)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 6213: To do, make

to
עַ֖ד (‘aḏ)
Preposition
Strong's 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

this
הַזֶּֽה׃ (haz·zeh)
Article | Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's 2088: This, that

day.
הַיּ֥וֹם (hay·yō·wm)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3117: A day


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