Joshua 23:8
New International Version
But you are to hold fast to the LORD your God, as you have until now.

New Living Translation
Rather, cling tightly to the LORD your God as you have done until now.

English Standard Version
but you shall cling to the LORD your God just as you have done to this day.

Berean Study Bible
Instead, you shall hold fast to the LORD your God, as you have done to this day.

New American Standard Bible
"But you are to cling to the LORD your God, as you have done to this day.

King James Bible
But cleave unto the LORD your God, as ye have done unto this day.

Christian Standard Bible
Instead, be loyal to the LORD your God, as you have been to this day.

Contemporary English Version
Be as faithful to the LORD as you have always been.

Good News Translation
Instead, be faithful to the LORD, as you have been till now.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Instead, remain faithful to the LORD your God, as you have done to this day."

International Standard Version
Instead, you are to hold fast to the LORD your God, as you have done today,

NET Bible
But you must be loyal to the LORD your God, as you have been to this very day.

New Heart English Bible
but hold fast to the LORD your God, as you have done to this day.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But you must be loyal to the LORD your God, as you have been until now.

JPS Tanakh 1917
but cleave unto the LORD your God, as ye have done unto this day;

New American Standard 1977
“But you are to cling to the LORD your God, as you have done to this day.

Jubilee Bible 2000
but cleave unto the LORD your God, as ye have done unto this day.

King James 2000 Bible
But cleave unto the LORD your God, as you have done unto this day.

American King James Version
But hold to the LORD your God, as you have done to this day.

American Standard Version
but cleave unto Jehovah your God, as ye have done unto this day.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But ye shall cleave to the Lord our God, as ye have done until this day.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But cleave ye unto the Lord your God: as you have done until this day.

Darby Bible Translation
but ye shall cleave unto Jehovah your God, as ye have done unto this day.

English Revised Version
but cleave unto the LORD your God, as ye have done unto this day.

Webster's Bible Translation
But cleave to the LORD your God, as ye have done to this day.

World English Bible
but hold fast to Yahweh your God, as you have done to this day.

Young's Literal Translation
but to Jehovah your God ye do cleave, as ye have done till this day.
Study Bible
Joshua's Charge to Leaders
7So you are not to associate with these nations remaining among you. Do not call on the names of their gods or swear by them, and you must not serve them or bow down to them. 8Instead, you shall hold fast to the LORD your God, as you have done to this day. 9The LORD has driven out great and powerful nations before you, and to this day no one can stand against you.…
Cross References
Joshua 23:7
So you are not to associate with these nations remaining among you. Do not call on the names of their gods or swear by them, and you must not serve them or bow down to them.

Joshua 23:9
The LORD has driven out great and powerful nations before you, and to this day no one can stand against you.

2 Kings 18:6
He remained faithful to the LORD and did not turn from following Him; he kept the commandments that the LORD had given Moses.

Treasury of Scripture

But hold to the LORD your God, as you have done to this day.

or, For if ye will cleave, etc.

Joshua 22:5
But take diligent heed to do the commandment and the law, which Moses the servant of the LORD charged you, to love the LORD your God, and to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and to cleave unto him, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.

Deuteronomy 4:4
But ye that did cleave unto the LORD your God are alive every one of you this day.

Deuteronomy 10:20
Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God; him shalt thou serve, and to him shalt thou cleave, and swear by his name.







Lexicon
Instead,
כִּ֛י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

you shall hold fast
תִּדְבָּ֑קוּ (tiḏ·bā·qū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1692: To impinge, cling, adhere, to catch by pursuit

to the LORD
בַּיהוָ֥ה (Yah·weh)
Preposition-b | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

your God,
אֱלֹהֵיכֶ֖ם (’ĕ·lō·hê·ḵem)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

as
כַּאֲשֶׁ֣ר (ka·’ă·šer)
Preposition-k | Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

you have done
עֲשִׂיתֶ֔ם (‘ă·śî·ṯem)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

to
עַ֖ד (‘aḏ)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

this
הַזֶּֽה׃ (haz·zeh)
Article | Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2088: This, that

day.
הַיּ֥וֹם (hay·yō·wm)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day
Verse 8. - But cleave unto the Lord your God. Or, ye shall cleave unto Jehovah your God. The phrase denotes the intimate union between God and the soul (see above, and Genesis 2:24). 23:1-10 Joshua was old and dying, let them observe what he said now. He put them in mind of the great things God had done for them in his days. He exhorted them to be very courageous. Keep with care, do with diligence, and regard with sincerity what is written. Also, very cautiously to endeavour that the heathen idolatry may be forgotten, so that it may never be revived. It is sad that among Christians the names of the heathen gods are so commonly used, and made so familiar as they are. Joshua exhorts them to be very constant. There might be many things amiss among them, but they had not forsaken the Lord their God; the way to make people better, is to make the best of them.
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