New International Version
"Now then," said Joshua, "throw away the foreign gods that are among you and yield your hearts to the LORD, the God of Israel."
King James Bible
Now therefore put away, said he, the strange gods which are among you, and incline your heart unto the LORD God of Israel.
Darby Bible Translation
Now therefore put away the strange gods that are among you, and incline your heart unto Jehovah the God of Israel.
World English Bible
"Now therefore put away the foreign gods which are among you, and incline your heart to Yahweh, the God of Israel."
Young's Literal Translation
and, now, turn aside the gods of the stranger which are in your midst, and incline your heart unto Jehovah, God of Israel.'
Joshua 24:23 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Now therefore put away - As you have promised to reform, begin instantly the work of reformation. A man's promise to serve God soon loses its moral hold of his conscience if he do not instantaneously begin to put it in practice. The grace that enables him to promise is that by the strength of which he is to begin the performance.
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"The Lord our God will we serve, and His voice will we obey." --JOSHUA xxiv. 22-28. Here was a definite decision. Our peril is that we spend our life in wavering and we never decide. We are like a jury which is always hearing evidence and never gives a verdict. We do much thinking, but we never make up our minds. We let our eyes wander over many things, but we make no choice. Life has no crisis, no culmination. Now people who never decide spend their days in hoping to do so. But this kind of life …
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Jesus Sets Out from Judæa for Galilee.
"The Carnal Mind is Enmity against God for it is not Subject to the Law of God, Neither Indeed Can Be. So Then they that Are
Gen. xxxi. 11
Then they got rid of the foreign gods among them and served the LORD. And he could bear Israel's misery no longer.
1 Samuel 7:3
So Samuel said to all the Israelites, "If you are returning to the LORD with all your hearts, then rid yourselves of the foreign gods and the Ashtoreths and commit yourselves to the LORD and serve him only, and he will deliver you out of the hand of the Philistines."
1 Kings 8:57
May the LORD our God be with us as he was with our ancestors; may he never leave us nor forsake us.
1 Kings 8:58
May he turn our hearts to him, to walk in obedience to him and keep the commands, decrees and laws he gave our ancestors.
Turn my heart toward your statutes and not toward selfish gain.
Do not let my heart be drawn to what is evil so that I take part in wicked deeds along with those who are evildoers; do not let me eat their delicacies.
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