Joshua 24:24
New International Version
And the people said to Joshua, "We will serve the LORD our God and obey him."

New Living Translation
The people said to Joshua, “We will serve the LORD our God. We will obey him alone.”

English Standard Version
And the people said to Joshua, “The LORD our God we will serve, and his voice we will obey.”

Berean Study Bible
So the people said to Joshua, “We will serve the LORD our God and obey His voice.”

New American Standard Bible
The people said to Joshua, "We will serve the LORD our God and we will obey His voice."

New King James Version
And the people said to Joshua, “The LORD our God we will serve, and His voice we will obey!”

King James Bible
And the people said unto Joshua, The LORD our God will we serve, and his voice will we obey.

Christian Standard Bible
So the people said to Joshua, "We will worship the LORD our God and obey him."

Contemporary English Version
The people said, "The LORD is our God, and we will worship and obey only him."

Good News Translation
The people then said to Joshua, "We will serve the LORD our God. We will obey his commands."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So the people said to Joshua, "We will worship the LORD our God and obey Him."

International Standard Version
The people replied, "We will serve the LORD our God and obey his voice."

NET Bible
The people said to Joshua, "We will worship the LORD our God and obey him."

New Heart English Bible
The people said to Joshua, "We will serve the LORD our God, and we will listen to his voice."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The people replied to Joshua, "We will serve the LORD our God and obey him."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the people said unto Joshua: 'The LORD our God will we serve, and unto His voice will we hearken.'

New American Standard 1977
And the people said to Joshua, “We will serve the LORD our God and we will obey His voice.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the people replied unto Joshua, We will serve the LORD our God and hear his voice.

King James 2000 Bible
And the people said unto Joshua, The LORD our God will we serve, and his voice will we obey.

American King James Version
And the people said to Joshua, The LORD our God will we serve, and his voice will we obey.

American Standard Version
And the people said unto Joshua, Jehovah our God will we serve, and unto his voice will we hearken.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the people said to Joshua, We will serve the Lord, and we will hearken to his voice.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the people said to Josue: We will serve the Lord our God, and we will be obedient to his commandments.

Darby Bible Translation
And the people said unto Joshua, Jehovah our God will we serve, and to his voice will we hearken.

English Revised Version
And the people said unto Joshua, The LORD our God will we serve, and unto his voice will we hearken.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the people said to Joshua, The LORD our God will we serve, and his voice will we obey.

World English Bible
The people said to Joshua, "We will serve Yahweh our God, and we will listen to his voice."

Young's Literal Translation
And the people say unto Joshua, 'Jehovah our God we serve, and to His voice we hearken.'
Study Bible
Choose Whom You will Serve
23“Now, therefore,” he said, “get rid of the foreign gods among you and incline your hearts to the LORD, the God of Israel.” 24So the people said to Joshua, “We will serve the LORD our God and obey His voice.” 25On that day Joshua made a covenant for the people, and there at Shechem he established for them a statute and ordinance.…
Cross References
Exodus 19:8
And all the people answered together, "We will do everything that the LORD has spoken." So Moses brought their words back to the LORD.

Exodus 24:3
When Moses came and told the people all the words and ordinances of the LORD, they all responded with one voice: "All the words that the LORD has spoken, we will do."

Exodus 24:7
Then he took the Book of the Covenant and read it to the people, who replied, "All that the LORD has spoken we will do, and we will be obedient."

Deuteronomy 5:27
Go near and listen to all that the LORD our God says. Then you can tell us everything the LORD our God tells you; we will listen and obey."

Jeremiah 42:6
Whether it is pleasant or unpleasant, we will obey the voice of the LORD our God to whom we are sending you, so that it may go well with us, for we will obey the voice of the LORD our God!"

Treasury of Scripture

And the people said to Joshua, The LORD our God will we serve, and his voice will we obey.

Deuteronomy 5:28,29
And the LORD heard the voice of your words, when ye spake unto me; and the LORD said unto me, I have heard the voice of the words of this people, which they have spoken unto thee: they have well said all that they have spoken…







Lexicon
So the people
הָעָ֖ם (hā·‘ām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

said
וַיֹּאמְר֥וּ (way·yō·mə·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

Joshua,
יְהוֹשֻׁ֑עַ (yə·hō·wō·šu·a‘)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3091: Joshua -- 'the LORD is salvation', Moses' successor, also the name of a number of Israelites

“We will serve
נַעֲבֹ֔ד (na·‘ă·ḇōḏ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 5647: To work, to serve, till, enslave

the LORD
יְהוָ֤ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

our God
אֱלֹהֵ֙ינוּ֙ (’ĕ·lō·hê·nū)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

and obey
נִשְׁמָֽע׃ (niš·mā‘)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

His voice.”
וּבְקוֹל֖וֹ (ū·ḇə·qō·w·lōw)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6963: A voice, sound
Verse 24. - And the people said unto Joshua. The triple repetition of the promise adds to the solemnity of the occasion and the binding force of the engagement. 24:15-28 It is essential that the service of God's people be performed with a willing mind. For LOVE is the only genuine principle whence all acceptable service of God can spring. The Father seeks only such to worship him, as worship him in spirit and in truth. The carnal mind of man is enmity against God, therefore, is not capable of such spiritual worship. Hence the necessity of being born again. But numbers rest in mere forms, as tasks imposed upon them. Joshua puts them to their choice; but not as if it were indifferent whether they served God or not. Choose you whom ye will serve, now the matter is laid plainly before you. He resolves to do this, whatever others did. Those that are bound for heaven, must be willing to swim against the stream. They must not do as the most do, but as the best do. And no one can behave himself as he ought in any station, who does not deeply consider his religious duties in family relations. The Israelites agree with Joshua, being influenced by the example of a man who had been so great a blessing to them; We also will serve the Lord. See how much good great men do, by their influence, if zealous in religion. Joshua brings them to express full purpose of heart to cleave to the Lord. They must come off from all confidence in their own sufficiency, else their purposes would be in vain. The service of God being made their deliberate choice, Joshua binds them to it by a solemn covenant. He set up a monument of it. In this affecting manner Joshua took his last leave of them; if they perished, their blood would be upon their own heads. Though the house of God, the Lord's table, and even the walls and trees before which we have uttered our solemn purposes of serving him, would bear witness against us if we deny him, yet we may trust in him, that he will put his fear into our hearts, that we shall not depart from him. God alone can give grace, yet he blesses our endeavours to engage men to his service.
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