Joshua 24:24
New International Version
And the people said to Joshua, “We will serve the LORD our God and obey him.”

New Living Translation
The people said to Joshua, “We will serve the LORD our God. We will obey him alone.”

English Standard Version
And the people said to Joshua, “The LORD our God we will serve, and his voice we will obey.”

Berean Study Bible
So the people said to Joshua, “We will serve the LORD our God and obey His voice.”

King James Bible
And the people said unto Joshua, The LORD our God will we serve, and his voice will we obey.

New King James Version
And the people said to Joshua, “The LORD our God we will serve, and His voice we will obey!”

New American Standard Bible
And the people said to Joshua, “We will serve the LORD our God and obey His voice.”

NASB 1995
The people said to Joshua, “We will serve the LORD our God and we will obey His voice.”

NASB 1977
And the people said to Joshua, “We will serve the LORD our God and we will obey His voice.”

Amplified Bible
The people said to Joshua, “We will serve the LORD our God and we will listen to and obey His voice.”

Christian Standard Bible
So the people said to Joshua, “We will worship the LORD our God and obey him.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So the people said to Joshua, “We will worship the LORD our God and obey Him.”

American Standard Version
And the people said unto Joshua, Jehovah our God will we serve, and unto his voice will we hearken.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the people said to Yeshua: “We serve LORD JEHOVAH our God, and to his voice we will listen”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the people said to Joshua, We will serve the Lord, and we will hearken to his voice.

Contemporary English Version
The people said, "The LORD is our God, and we will worship and obey only him."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the people said to Josue: We will serve the Lord our God, and we will be obedient to his commandments.

English Revised Version
And the people said unto Joshua, The LORD our God will we serve, and unto his voice will we hearken.

Good News Translation
The people then said to Joshua, "We will serve the LORD our God. We will obey his commands."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The people replied to Joshua, "We will serve the LORD our God and obey him."

International Standard Version
The people replied, "We will serve the LORD our God and obey his voice."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the people said unto Joshua: 'The LORD our God will we serve, and unto His voice will we hearken.'

Literal Standard Version
And the people say to Joshua, “We serve our God YHWH, and we listen to His voice.”

NET Bible
The people said to Joshua, "We will worship the LORD our God and obey him."

New Heart English Bible
The people said to Joshua, "We will serve the LORD our God, and we will listen to his voice."

World English Bible
The people said to Joshua, "We will serve Yahweh our God, and we will listen to his voice."

Young's Literal Translation
And the people say unto Joshua, 'Jehovah our God we serve, and to His voice we hearken.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Choose Whom You will Serve
23“Now, therefore,” he said, “get rid of the foreign gods among you and incline your hearts to the LORD, the God of Israel.” 24So the people said to Joshua, “We will serve the LORD our God and obey His voice.” 25On that day Joshua made a covenant for the people, and there at Shechem he established for them a statute and ordinance.…

Cross References
Exodus 19:8
And all the people answered together, "We will do everything that the LORD has spoken." So Moses brought their words back to the LORD.

Exodus 24:3
When Moses came and told the people all the words and ordinances of the LORD, they all responded with one voice: "All the words that the LORD has spoken, we will do."

Exodus 24:7
Then he took the Book of the Covenant and read it to the people, who replied, "All that the LORD has spoken we will do, and we will be obedient."

Deuteronomy 5:27
Go near and listen to all that the LORD our God says. Then you can tell us everything the LORD our God tells you; we will listen and obey."

Jeremiah 42:6
Whether it is pleasant or unpleasant, we will obey the voice of the LORD our God to whom we are sending you, so that it may go well with us, for we will obey the voice of the LORD our God!"


Treasury of Scripture

And the people said to Joshua, The LORD our God will we serve, and his voice will we obey.

Deuteronomy 5:28,29
And the LORD heard the voice of your words, when ye spake unto me; and the LORD said unto me, I have heard the voice of the words of this people, which they have spoken unto thee: they have well said all that they have spoken…









Verse 24. - And the people said unto Joshua. The triple repetition of the promise adds to the solemnity of the occasion and the binding force of the engagement.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
So the people
הָעָ֖ם (hā·‘ām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

said
וַיֹּאמְר֥וּ (way·yō·mə·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 559: To utter, say

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

Joshua,
יְהוֹשֻׁ֑עַ (yə·hō·wō·šu·a‘)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3091: Joshua -- 'the LORD is salvation', Moses' successor, also the name of a number of Israelites

“We will serve
נַעֲבֹ֔ד (na·‘ă·ḇōḏ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common plural
Strong's 5647: To work, to serve, till, enslave

the LORD
יְהוָ֤ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

our God
אֱלֹהֵ֙ינוּ֙ (’ĕ·lō·hê·nū)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

and obey
נִשְׁמָֽע׃ (niš·mā‘)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common plural
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently

His voice.”
וּבְקוֹל֖וֹ (ū·ḇə·qō·w·lōw)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 6963: A voice, sound


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