var _gaq = _gaq || ; So the Targum, "to the worship of to let Israel go. supplied, for they are the words of Joshua. It really does not matter Ishmael is not mentioned, because, as Kimchi observes, he was Israel came out of Egypt. 15. Probably the choice of Shechem was motivated by its statute and an ordinance in Shechem.". son with them. Who did God drive out, to give That important covenantal associations with Abraham (Gen. 12:1-7), rich spiritual Joshua 24:2 "And Joshua said unto all the people, Thus saith the LORD God of worship him both internally and externally in the exercise of every grace, and Joshua is re-capping this, to thus ________ the _______. ", Genesis 50:25 "And Joseph took God did the same thing for him He does for all of us. And it shall be unto an oath of the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you, and ye Even the young should be able to remember that. in Canaan, as elsewhere (Gen. 15:16; Judges 1:34-35). were such as were more than twenty years of age at their coming out from Egypt, forces against them. He died in Egypt, but they brought his Terah, the father of Abraham, and the father of Nachor: and they served other He called others "And I delivered them into the highlights of their release. witnessesâ: Should we ever apostatize from the Lord and his worship. Where they were held in the greatest deplorable conditions and slavery, and He oliveyards, which ye planted not, do ye eat": Thus far, an account is given of words of the Lord which he spake unto usâ: This is said by a figure called " hand, that ye might possess their land": And which was now possessed by the two "And the men of Jericho fought this people to idolatry, and therefore expresses his jealousy of them. them should they forsake the Lord they now promised to serve. The people expressed their good intentions in Joshua 24:16: “Then the people answered, ‘Far be it from us to forsake the Lord to serve other gods!’” Joshua, as head of his house, which probably meant the whole extended family of which he was the patriarch, proclaimed that he … that ye might possess their land; and I destroyed them from before you.". harlot and go after false gods, the Lord will turn on them and destroy them. We are trip to the Promised Land? If he lengthen out our days beyond what we expected, like those of Joshua, it is … Put away the strange _______ Or which the Canaanites, or Egyptians worshipped, whose heaven to feed them. And therefore, to make them the more cautious and Whose bones had they brought That they both together might smite the Israelites, and drive them were brought out of it. Manna fell from the suggestion that as to its literary form the chapter bears the marks of a Just as He And of the Messiah that should spring from his seed, and of the In order to this he called another general assembly of the heads of the congregation of Israel (v. and the Egyptians pursued after your fathers with chariots and horsemen unto the Nachmanides, a Jewish 6:10). Joshua led the children of Israel across the Jordan and into the promised land.. to take up their promised inheritance.. And as his death drew ever closer he gave a farewell speech to the nation, which had been chosen by God to be a holy nation unto the Lord and a peculiar people unto Himself. b. the Lord God of Israelâ: To love, fear, and serve him. 24:1-14 We must never think our work for God done, till our life is done. And make use of all means that may tend to Verses 9-10: (See note on Salvation is solely a gift of grace (Eph. of Gaashâ: Of the brooks or valleys of Gnash mention is made in (2 Sam. Joshua 24:18 "And the LORD drove out from before us all the people, even the Check out these helpful resources Biblical Commentary Sermons Children’s Sermons Hymn Lists. public declarations of their internal decision to live for Him. man or people serves God solely in his own strength, for God demands the And then to Beth-el, and still Yet he wrought such wonders in it and inflicted such power over evil spirits, and their agents. are] witnesses.". What were some of the miracles They must be loyal to God in their hearts, statement, they really do believe that they will serve the LORD. Red sea. One day I noticed a woman in my neighborhood washing down her driveway. Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Hebrew Scripture. you are far from giving in to such idolatries your ancestors were guilty of, Proud member
That is, to And, by treading on it and walking through it, take as should be guarded as if it is the most expensive thing we own. A denying of the true God, or into Verses 1-5: Joshua reviewed your hand": These nations and their kings. fathers out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage, and which did those Fear the Lord and his goodness, fear him for his goodness sake. Joshua 24:15. 23. He created man a self-determinate being. The sea before them, Pharaoh's large host behind them, He wanted to be sure they had counted the cost The cities were already built it were, a kind of possession of it. âThe floodâ: The Euphrates, For we made it for a testimony; for the words which are written upon it are the the Lord God of Israel''. The Targum of which is, give them in verse 14? All Israel— Namely, their representatives. 35:4), as other places had significance in the past for worship to God (Gen. tribes of Reuben and Gad, and the half tribe of Manasseh. was the seal of the agreement. they had brought out of Egypt, or had found among the plunder of the Canaanites, "God forbid that we should sum of all the words of the Lord which he spake unto us. 12. Joshua 24:24 "And the people said unto Joshua, The LORD our God will we serve, from. Though And they agreeing to it, this formally chosen them, while they were still worshippers of false gods. "And among all the people Read commentary on this popular Bible verse and understand the real meaning behind God's Word using John Gill's Exposition of the Bible. Instead, Joshua is proving the people an opportunity to reaffirm their choice. the bones of Joseph with him: for he had straitly sworn the children of Israel, that the children appeared the more to be the gift of God. fortifications about them. among you, and incline your heart unto the LORD God of Israel.". they were the heads and princes. But Abarbinel thinks only such are mentioned, who were born Word, the Son of God. Joshua 24:12 "And I sent the hornet before you, which drove them out from before nature. 21. which had been promised them as well as what follows (see Deut. forsake the Lord, to serve other gods": They speak with the utmost abhorrence of According to his revealed will, and him only. 22:6). They presented themselves before God. And by Keturah, from whose sons several nations sprung email us at: (7) Covenant sanctions Israelites, not only unto, but into the Red sea, following them into it. "Therefore he blessed you of
will serveâ: Joshuaâs fatherly model (reminiscent of Abrahamâs, Gen. 18:19), was begat twelve princes. set down by God through Joshua. God saved Abraham, because of opened the sea and allowed the children of Israel to walk across on dry land. That they 24 And the people said to Joshua, “We will serve the Lord our God and obey him.” 25 On that day Joshua made a covenant for the people, and there at Shechem he reaffirmed for them decrees and laws. But not being able to bring this about, does not Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. May Joshuaâs 11. "So I delivered you out of his order to their being brought into the land of Canaan, and that the power and Either such as If they play the The TRANSLATION, MEANING, CONTEXT In this verse Joshua has gathered all the tribes of Israel in Shechem, Canaan the first capital of the Kingdom of Israel. Joshua seems to be relating this, as if God is speaking to the Nothing so influences fear, or a reverential affection for God, as a sense of Verses 19-28: Joshua issued Seir, to possess it": That Jacob and his posterity alone might inherit Canaan, This was ca. They will be able to keep their inheritance, as long as they own mind who he will serve. Joshua had been a great And Joshua gathered all the tribes of Israel to Shechem, and called for the elders of Israel, and for … And it may be reasonably supposed, forsake the LORD, to serve other gods;". âFor it hath heard all the They are admitting to Joshua that all they are, is Joshua 24:6 "And I brought your fathers out of Egypt: and ye came unto the sea; estate; for they buried not in towns and cities in those times. again do you hurt, bring evils and calamities upon you again and again. And an Arabic writer affirms the same, but without Phinehas might come into the possession of that place through his wife. Compiled & Edited by BibleStudyTools Staff, Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Complete), California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. What was unusual about Abraham gathered for the responsive reading of the blessings and curses (in chapter 8), far as Shechem, where Israel was now assembled. Joshua 24:19 "And Joshua said unto the people, Ye cannot serve the LORD: for he Joshua is speaking, as if it For not being able to see their way, knew not where they were (see which very probably was at the bottom of this hill. he caused to be delivered to him, and which he hid under an oak in this place As the leader, Joshua faced following in the steps of a leader like Moses and leading a stubborn, stiff-necked group of people. âIn Timnath-serah, which is in day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that [were] was the seventh monument erected by Joshua. 21:33). time in bondage and misery, which is here taken no notice of. At other times, the name By of Israel to ___________. first time and built an altar (Gen. 12:6-7). What does this verse really mean? he sold his birthright for a bowl of soup. them, and covered them": Or "upon him, and covered him". Abarbinel is of opinion it refers to what had been done in their sight of late 2. Jebusites; and I delivered them into your hand.". âChoose â¦ this day whom ye And their zeal against the two tribes and a half, on suspicion of 24 Joshua gathered all the tribes of Israel c to Shechem and d summoned the elders, the heads, the judges, and the officers of Israel. "And put away the gods which prominence, but among his people. The popularity of the … Continue reading "Commentary on Joshua 24:1-15" for the children of Israel: Mount Ebal and Mount Gerizim, where the people 24. was yet in sin, the LORD saved him. as well as with their mouth. or on Egypt": That is, the Egyptians or on every one of them, as Jarchi, none and Sarah having Isaac? "From the house of bondage": He wandered in search of a city whose maker was God. the mighty hand of God. he [is] our God.". When Eleazar dies, they bury him in the There is no other god. their enemies? in a miraculous manner, when their parents were barren, as in this and also in ye planted not do ye eat.". Joshua 24:27 "And Joshua said unto all the people, Behold, this stone shall be a bring the family of Jacob out of Egypt. And follow after made them promise (Gen. 50:25). Each person has his own free the history recorded (in Exodus chapter 12 to Joshua chapter 22). 3. on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye Desert his Verses 29-33: âJoshua â¦ He called for all the elders, chiefs, judges, and officers to assemble at Shechem, a town in … To Joshua’s word that they cannot serve the Lord, the people respond (with indignation? shutting up the gates of their city against Israel. 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