New Living Translation
"All right then," Joshua said, "destroy the idols among you, and turn your hearts to the LORD, the God of Israel."
King James Bible
Now therefore put away, said he, the strange gods which are among you, and incline your heart unto the LORD God of Israel.
Darby Bible Translation
Now therefore put away the strange gods that are among you, and incline your heart unto Jehovah the God of Israel.
World English Bible
"Now therefore put away the foreign gods which are among you, and incline your heart to Yahweh, the God of Israel."
Young's Literal Translation
and, now, turn aside the gods of the stranger which are in your midst, and incline your heart unto Jehovah, God of Israel.'
Joshua 24:23 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
24:23 Strange gods - Those idols which you either brought out of Egypt, or have taken in Canaan, which some of you keep contrary to God's command, whether for the preciousness of the matter, or rather for some secret inclination to superstition and idolatry.
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"So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God" (Rom. 14:12). In our last chapter we considered at some length the much debated and difficult question of the human will. We have shown that the will of the natural man is neither Sovereign nor free but, instead, a servant and slave. We have argued that a right conception of the sinner's will-its servitude-is essential to a just estimate of his depravity and ruin. The utter corruption and degradation of human nature is something which …
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The First Commandment
Then the Israelites put aside their foreign gods and served the LORD. And he was grieved by their misery.
1 Samuel 7:3
Then Samuel said to all the people of Israel, "If you are really serious about wanting to return to the LORD, get rid of your foreign gods and your images of Ashtoreth. Determine to obey only the LORD; then he will rescue you from the Philistines."
1 Kings 8:57
May the LORD our God be with us as he was with our ancestors; may he never leave us or abandon us.
1 Kings 8:58
May he give us the desire to do his will in everything and to obey all the commands, decrees, and regulations that he gave our ancestors.
Give me an eagerness for your laws rather than a love for money!
Don't let me drift toward evil or take part in acts of wickedness. Don't let me share in the delicacies of those who do wrong.
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