Yusha 23

It happened after many days, when Allah had given rest to Israel from all their enemies around them, and Yusha was old and well stricken in years; 2that Yushacalled for all Israel, for their elders and for their heads, and for their judges and for their officers, and said to them, I am old and well stricken in years: 3and you have seen all that Allah your God has done to all these nations because of you; for Allah your God, he it is that has fought for you. 4Behold, I have allotted to you these nations that remain, to be an inheritance for your tribes, from the Jordan, with all the nations that I have cut off, even to the great sea toward the going down of the sun. 5Allah your God, he will thrust them out from before you, and drive them from out of your sight; and you shall possess their land, as Allah your God spoke to you. 6Therefore be very courageous to keep and to do all that is written in the Book of the Taurat of Musa, that you not turn aside from it to the right hand or to the left; 7that you not come among these nations, these that remain among you; neither make mention of the name of their gods, nor cause to swear by them, neither worship them, nor bow down yourselves to them; 8but cleave to Allah your God, as you have done to this day. 9For Allah has driven out from before you great nations and strong: but as for you, no man has stood before you to this day. 10One man of you shall chase a thousand; for Allah your God, he it is who fights for you, as he spoke to you. 11Take good heed therefore to yourselves, that you love Allah your God. 12Else if you do at all go back, and cleave to the remnant of these nations, even these who remain among you, and make marriages with them, and go in to them, and they to you; 13know for a certainty that Allah your God will no more drive these nations from out of your sight; but they shall be a snare and a trap to you, and a scourge in your sides, and thorns in your eyes, until you perish from off this good land which Allah your God has given you. 14Behold, this day I am going the way of all the earth: and you know in all your hearts and in all your souls, that not one thing has failed of all the good things which Allah your God spoke concerning you; all are happen to you, not one thing has failed of it. 15It shall happen, that as all the good things are come on you of which Allah your God spoke to you, so will Allah bring on you all the evil things, until he have destroyed you from off this good land which Allah your God has given you. 16When you disobey the covenant of Allah your God, which he commanded you, and go and worship other gods, and bow down yourselves to them; then will the anger of Allah be kindled against you, and you shall perish quickly from off the good land which he has given to you.


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