For if you turn away and cling to the rest of these nations that remain among you, and if you intermarry and associate with them,
Cross ReferencesExodus 34:15
Do not make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, for when they prostitute themselves to their gods and sacrifice to them, they will invite you, and you will eat their sacrifices;
and when you take some of their daughters as brides for your sons, their daughters will prostitute themselves to their gods and cause your sons to do the same.
Do not intermarry with them. Do not give your daughters to their sons or take their daughters for your sons,
because they will turn your sons away from following Me to serve other gods. Then the anger of the LORD will burn against you, and He will swiftly destroy you.
Therefore watch yourselves carefully, that you love the LORD your God.
And they took the daughters of these people in marriage, gave their own daughters to their sons, and served their gods.
Indeed, the Israelites have taken some of their daughters as wives for themselves and their sons, so that the holy seed has been mixed with the people of the land. And the leaders and officials have taken the lead in this unfaithfulness!"
I rebuked them and called down curses on them. I beat some of these men and pulled out their hair. Then I made them take an oath before God and said: "You must not give your daughters in marriage to their sons or take their daughters as wives for your sons or for yourselves!
They did not destroy the peoples as the LORD had commanded them,
but they mingled with the nations and adopted their customs.
Chapter Outline1. Joshua's exhortation before his death
3. by former benefits
5. by promises
11. and by threatenings
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Hebrews 10:38, 39
2 Peter 2:18-22
1 John 2:9
1 Samuel 18:1-3
1 Kings 11:2
1 Kings 11:4
Ezra 9:1, 2, 11, 12
2 Corinthians 6:14
2 Corinthians 6:15-17
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