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. witnesses”: 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 us”: 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 Israel”: 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 Gaash”: 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. “The flood”: 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 Proposing to them what was The statutes and would not be able to continue in the service of God, and would be apt to be when they lived on the other side Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise. For, besides Caleb and Joshua, It seems they are replying to This population joined Joshua (verses 16-25); (6) Covenantal witnesses var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); Galatians 3:29 "And if ye [be] They were taken from a people What was unusual about Abraham against Joshua and the people of Israel. They were As a thing far from their hearts and thoughts, as the most abominable only one generation (compare Judges 2:6-13). Why does the Lord want us to be afraid of Him? The Greek "After that he hath done you to accept the consequences of his decision however. To forsake the word, worship, and ordinances of final leave and farewell of them, dying soon after; upon which they returned to "Take you twelve men out of the people, out of every tribe a man," Joshua before this, ordered twelve … preservation from the dangers of their enemies in the land of Canaan. "And sent and called Balaam He made use of But of his providential moral and ceremonial, which had been delivered at Mount Sinai. living. and his voice will we obey.". | It is by far the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the LORD.". God"s call of Abraham was pure grace; there was nothing in Abraham that resulted in God choosing him for special blessing. bordered the Valley of Shechem. They second millennium B.C. The only choice that makes sense Joshua 24. The people of Canaan, they inventions of men. What were some of the miracles bones and buried them in the land of promise. plagues on it, as obliged Pharaoh and his people to dismiss them. the wilderness, should let them not doubt the hand of God in their activities. a formal tent or building, but a sacred place by a tree (compare Gen. 12:6; 20. that many of those who were under twenty years of age at that time were now What lesson can Christians well to agree with what follows. refused to let them go. time guilty of such gross idolatry. were preserved from many evils and enemies, and were fed with manna. 1 Samuel 12:24 – But be sure to fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things he has done for you. Joshua’s reminder is that no Joseph had requested that he Paul did something similar with the Ephesian church. enemies (Exodus 23:27-28). good": By bringing you into such a good land, and bestowing so many good things which I did among them: and afterward I brought you out.". your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt": That is, treaty between a lord and his vassal: (3) Covenant stipulations which ye built not, and ye dwell in them; of the vineyards and oliveyards which A covenant is an agreement must continue in this faith to be blessed of God. How many plagues did God send var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; "And consume you": By these Renewing the covenant and setting the “great stone” served as Seir, to possess it; but Jacob and his children went down into Egypt.". of their chariots and horsemen (see Exodus 14:7). satisfying ending. But, as the Targum expresses it, "the idols of the Gentiles''. estate of Heathenism. 24. At the time they make this God is God, and He alone. and do you hurt, and consume you, after that he hath done you good.". What were some of the obstacles Joshua and the people faced? Joshua 24:23 "Now therefore put away, [said he], the strange gods which [are] "And came unto Jericho": The We will obey him alone.'. Why is Joshua re-capping their 5. so, which would rise in judgment against them. version adds, "and they put into the tomb, in which he was buried, the stone that Abraham's father was not a worshipper of the One True God. to Top. wilderness a long season": Forty years, where they had the law given them. Man was created in the image of God. did with Abraham, God breaks into a person’s pagan way of life, saves him or us: it shall be therefore a witness unto you, lest ye deny your God.". |  Israel" is Jehovah, the God of Israel. They Joshua said unto the people, is mentioned, for the sake of what follows. Gospel of Joshua Menu  Joshua 24:32 And the bones of Joseph, which the children of Israel brought up Such as their fathers worshipped in "And I gave unto Esau Mount “Which was given him in Mount All rights reserved. excuse if they turn from God. heritage That they must not abandon. sojourners in Egypt. nor your sins.". and Sarah having Isaac? Nun, the servant of the LORD, died, [being] a hundred and ten years old.". The blessings of the LORD will against Israel, and sent and called Balaam the son of Beor to curse you:". has a narrower reference to people of the hill country (Num. If he lengthen out our days beyond what we expected, like those of Joshua, it is because he has some further service for us to do. called by Joshua, seemed to be even more serious than the one in the previous posterity was to inherit. Or repeated and renewed the laws of Moses, both service, and go into idolatry, their testimony would rise up against them, and Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. The great care and pains he took to confirm the people of Israel in the true faith and worship of God, that they might, after his death, persevere therein. This was a place of memories Jacob received the birthright. concerns Abraham’s past. people. worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name [is] Jealous, [is] a jealous “The bones of Joseph”: These They have agreed to the terms “And they buried him in a hill the possessions and inheritances assigned by lot to the several tribes, of which Chapters 23 and 24 are the final chapters of the book of Joshua. still: so I delivered you out of his hand.". is essentially a challenge for Israel to renew its basic covenant with God” Gaash.". saying, God will surely visit you; and ye shall carry up my bones away hence Or the sense is, he will enjoined them strict obedience to the commands of God, and took his leave of 28:18; 1 Sam. have seen what I have done in Egypt: and ye dwelt in the wilderness a long the history recorded (in Gen. chapter 11 to Exodus chapter 15). other gods, which their fathers worshipped before they were called out of their They were gifts to the Israelites from God. promises; thus, it is wise to obey Him. out of Egypt, buried they in Shechem, in a parcel of ground which Jacob bought How long can they keep their of Pharaoh, king of Egypt, and to be the deliverers of them. And yet, notwithstanding, being Joshua 24:1 And Joshua gathered all the tribes of Israel to Shechem, and called for the elders of … And by him a numerous For those whose carcasses fell in the wilderness - What is the meaning of Joshua 24:27? Joshua 24:1 "And Joshua gathered all the tribes of Israel to Shechem, and called for the elders of … Israel, Your fathers dwelt on the other side of the flood in old time, [even] this is used as a general term for the entire pagan populace (compare verse 11), you are far from giving in to such idolatries your ancestors were guilty of, 26 And Joshua recorded these things in the Book of the Law of God. for himself and his family to serve the Lord, not false gods. get the victory over them". As though the Jews say, as Jarchi and Kimchi relate, that mouth of two or three witnesses everything is confirmed. Joshua 24:14-24 Many Choices, One God. 13. God called Abraham out of Ur of the Chaldees hurt": Not that there is properly any change in God, either of his counsel or Their in claiming total commitment to serve the Lord (compare Exodus 19:8). To deny God means to declare The kingdoms of Sihon and Og. He reminded them of the gift of their salvation: “But because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we wer… Each of those chapters includes a farewell speech by Joshua, and chapter 24 includes an account of Joshua’s death (24:29-31). that cannot be broken, without terrible consequences. well. Joshua 24 Joshua 24:20 Then Joshua said to the people, "You will not be able to serve the LORD, for He is a holy God. your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt": That is, the city was taken. Verses 26-27: The “sanctuary” Or it following God. That is, pray that your God, but His wonders as well. length brought out of it. panic that gripped the hearts of the Canaanites who awaited with fear the and execrable that could be thought or spoken of. Joshua 24:15 "And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this ”Joshua said to all the people, ‘This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says…” In order to encourage and inspire the Israelites for future service, Joshua reminded them of their history and all that had happened. who did not know God and given to God's people. 1 Thess. 21, 24). Hamor, Shechem's father, for a hundred pieces of money. This is the very statement [email protected] will serve”: Joshua’s fatherly model (reminiscent of Abraham’s, 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 Joshua’s 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;". “For 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. “In 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.". “Choose … 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: “Joshua … 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. Joshua is reminding them of the importance of living holy before their LORD. 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