The Covenant Renewal at Shechem

Joshua 24

1 Then Joshua gathered all the tribes of Israel to a Shechem and b called for the elders of Israel, for their heads, for their judges, and for their officers; and they c presented themselves before God. 2 And Joshua said to all the people, "Thus says the LORD God of Israel: d 'Your fathers, including Terah, the father of Abraham and the father of Nahor, dwelt on the other side of 1 the River 2 in old times; and e they served other gods. 3 f 'Then I took your father Abraham from the other side of 3 the River, led him throughout all the land of Canaan, and multiplied his 4 descendants and g gave him Isaac. 4 'To Isaac I gave h Jacob and Esau. To i Esau I gave the mountains of Seir to possess, j but Jacob and his children went down to Egypt. 5 k 'Also I sent Moses and Aaron, and l I plagued Egypt, according to what I did among them. Afterward I brought you out.

6 'Then I m brought your fathers out of Egypt, and you came to the sea; and the Egyptians pursued your fathers with chariots and horsemen to the Red Sea. 7 'So they cried out to the LORD; and He put n darkness between you and the Egyptians, brought the sea upon them, and covered them. And o your eyes saw what I did in Egypt. Then you dwelt in the wilderness p a long time. 8 'And I brought you into the land of the Amorites, who dwelt on the other side of the Jordan, q and they fought with you. But I gave them into your hand, that you might possess their land, and I destroyed them from before you. 9 'Then r Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab, arose to make war against Israel, and s sent and called Balaam the son of Beor to curse you. 10 t 'But I would not listen to Balaam; u therefore he continued to bless you. So I delivered you out of his hand. 11 'Then v you went over the Jordan and came to Jericho. And w the men of Jericho fought against you - also the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Girgashites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites. But I delivered them into your hand. 12 x 'I sent the hornet before you which drove them out from before you, also the two kings of the Amorites, but y not with your sword or with your bow. 13 'I have given you a land for which you did not labor, and z cities which you did not build, and you dwell in them; you eat of the vineyards and olive groves which you did not plant.'

  1. Cross References
    Genesis 35:4
    So they gave Jacob all the foreign gods which were in their hands, and the earrings which were in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the terebinth tree which was by Shechem.
  2. Cross References
    Joshua 23:2
    And Joshua called for all Israel, for their elders, for their heads, for their judges, and for their officers, and said to them: "I am old, advanced in age.
  3. Cross References
    1 Samuel 10:19
    "But you have today rejected your God, who Himself saved you from all your adversities and your tribulations; and you have said to Him, 'No, set a king over us!' Now therefore, present yourselves before the LORD by your tribes and by your clans."
  4. Cross References
    Genesis 11:7 - 32
    "Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another's speech."
  5. Cross References
    Joshua 24:14
    Now therefore, fear the LORD, serve Him in sincerity and in truth, and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the River and in Egypt. Serve the LORD!
  6. Cross References
    Genesis 12:1
    Now the LORD had said to Abram: Get out of your country, From your family And from your father's house, To a land that I will show you.
    Acts 7:2
    And he said, "Brethren and fathers, listen: The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham when he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in Haran.
    Acts 7:3
    "and said to him, 'Get out of your country and from your relatives, and come to a land that I will show you.'
  7. Cross References
    Genesis 21:1 - 8
    And the LORD visited Sarah as He had said, and the LORD did for Sarah as He had spoken.
    Psalms 127:3
    Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward.
  8. Cross References
    Genesis 25:24 - 26
    So when her days were fulfilled for her to give birth, indeed there were twins in her womb.
  9. Cross References
    Genesis 36:8
    So Esau dwelt in Mount Seir. Esau is Edom.
    Deuteronomy 2:5
    Do not meddle with them, for I will not give you any of their land, no, not so much as one footstep, because I have given Mount Seir to Esau as a possession.
  10. Cross References
    Genesis 46:1
    So Israel took his journey with all that he had, and came to Beersheba, and offered sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac.
    Genesis 46:3
    So He said, "I am God, the God of your father; do not fear to go down to Egypt, for I will make of you a great nation there.
    Genesis 46:6
    So they took their livestock and their goods, which they had acquired in the land of Canaan, and went to Egypt, Jacob and all his descendants with him.
  11. Cross References
    Exodus 3:10
    "Come now, therefore, and I will send you to Pharaoh that you may bring My people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt."
  12. Cross References
    Exodus 7:1
    So the LORD said to Moses: "See, I have made you as God to Pharaoh, and Aaron your brother shall be your prophet.
    Exodus 10:1
    Now the LORD said to Moses, "Go in to Pharaoh; for I have hardened his heart and the hearts of his servants, that I may show these signs of Mine before him.
  13. Cross References
    Exodus 12:37
    Then the children of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand men on foot, besides children.
    Exodus 12:51
    And it came to pass, on that very same day, that the LORD brought the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt according to their armies.
    Exodus 14:2 - 31
    Speak to the children of Israel, that they turn and camp before Pi Hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, opposite Baal Zephon; you shall camp before it by the sea.
  14. Cross References
    Exodus 14:20
    So it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel. Thus it was a cloud and darkness to the one, and it gave light by night to the other, so that the one did not come near the other all that night.
  15. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 4:34
    Or did God ever try to go and take for Himself a nation from the midst of another nation, by trials, by signs, by wonders, by war, by a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, and by great terrors, according to all that the LORD your God did for you in Egypt before your eyes?
  16. Cross References
    Joshua 5:6
    For the children of Israel walked forty years in the wilderness, till all the people who were men of war, who came out of Egypt, were consumed, because they did not obey the voice of the LORD - to whom the LORD swore that He would not show them the land which the LORD had sworn to their fathers that He would give us, "a land flowing with milk and honey.
  17. Cross References
    Numbers 21:21 - 35
    Then Israel sent messengers to Sihon king of the Amorites, saying.
  18. Cross References
    Judges 11:25
    And now, are you any better than Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab? Did he ever strive against Israel? Did he ever fight against them?
  19. Cross References
    Numbers 22:2 - 14
    Now Balak the son of Zippor saw all that Israel had done to the Amorites.
  20. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 23:5
    Nevertheless the LORD your God would not listen to Balaam, but the LORD your God turned the curse into a blessing for you, because the LORD your God loves you.
  21. Cross References
    Numbers 23:11
    Then Balak said to Balaam, "What have you done to me? I took you to curse my enemies, and look, you have blessed them bountifully!
    Numbers 23:20
    Behold, I have received a command to bless; He has blessed, and I cannot reverse it.
    Numbers 24:10
    Then Balak's anger was aroused against Balaam, and he struck his hands together; and Balak said to Balaam, "I called you to curse my enemies, and look, you have bountifully blessed them these three times!
  22. Cross References
    Joshua 3:14
    So it was, when the people set out from their camp to cross over the Jordan, with the priests bearing the ark of the covenant before the people.
    Joshua 3:17
    Then the priests who bore the ark of the covenant of the LORD stood firm on dry ground in the midst of the Jordan; and all Israel crossed over on dry ground, until all the people had crossed completely over the Jordan.
  23. Cross References
    Joshua 6:1
    Now Jericho was securely shut up because of the children of Israel; none went out, and none came in.
    Joshua 10:1
    Now it came to pass when AdoniZe'dek king of Jerusalem heard how Joshua had taken Ai and had utterly destroyed it - as he had done to Jericho and its king, so he had done to Ai and its king - and how the inhabitants of Gibeon had made peace with Israel and were among them.
  24. Cross References
    Exodus 23:28
    And I will send hornets before you, which shall drive out the Hivite, the Canaanite, and the Hittite from before you.
    Deuteronomy 7:20
    Moreover the LORD your God will send the hornet among them until those who are left, who hide themselves from you, are destroyed.
  25. Cross References
    Psalms 44:3
    For they did not gain possession of the land by their own sword, Nor did their own arm save them; But it was Your right hand, Your arm, and the light of Your countenance, Because You favored them.
  26. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 6:10
    So it shall be, when the LORD your God brings you into the land of which He swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give you large and beautiful cities which you did not build.
    Deuteronomy 6:11
    Houses full of all good things, which you did not fill, hewn-out wells which you did not dig, vineyards and olive trees which you did not plant - when you have eaten and are full -
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