Joshua 24:23
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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
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Wesley'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.

Joshua 24:23 Parallel Commentaries

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Sovereignty and Human Responsibility
"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
Arthur W. Pink—The Sovereignty of God

And for Your Fearlessness against them Hold this Sure Sign -- Whenever There Is...
43. And for your fearlessness against them hold this sure sign--whenever there is any apparition, be not prostrate with fear, but whatsoever it be, first boldly ask, Who art thou? And from whence comest thou? And if it should be a vision of holy ones they will assure you, and change your fear into joy. But if the vision should be from the devil, immediately it becomes feeble, beholding your firm purpose of mind. For merely to ask, Who art thou [1083] ? and whence comest thou? is a proof of coolness.
Athanasius—Select Works and Letters or Athanasius

Covenanting Performed in Former Ages with Approbation from Above.
That the Lord gave special token of his approbation of the exercise of Covenanting, it belongs to this place to show. His approval of the duty was seen when he unfolded the promises of the Everlasting Covenant to his people, while they endeavoured to perform it; and his approval thereof is continually seen in his fulfilment to them of these promises. The special manifestations of his regard, made to them while attending to the service before him, belonged to one or other, or both, of those exhibitions
John Cunningham—The Ordinance of Covenanting

The First Commandment
Thou shalt have no other gods before me.' Exod 20: 3. Why is the commandment in the second person singular, Thou? Why does not God say, You shall have no other gods? Because the commandment concerns every one, and God would have each one take it as spoken to him by name. Though we are forward to take privileges to ourselves, yet we are apt to shift off duties from ourselves to others; therefore the commandment is in the second person, Thou and Thou, that every one may know that it is spoken to him,
Thomas Watson—The Ten Commandments

Cross References
Judges 10:16
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.

Psalm 119:36
Give me an eagerness for your laws rather than a love for money!

Psalm 141:4
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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