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Joshua 23

Introduction

Overview

Joshua 23:1, Joshua’s exhortation before his death; Joshua 23:3, by former benefits; Joshua 23:5, by promises; Joshua 23:11, and by threatenings.

Verse 1

the Lord: Joshua 11:23, Joshua 21:44, Joshua 22:4, Psalms 46:9

waxed old: Joshua 13:1, Genesis 25:8, Deuteronomy 31:2

stricken in age: Heb. come into days

Reciprocal: Exodus 33:14 - rest Deuteronomy 25:19 - when the Judges 11:26 - three hundred 2 Samuel 7:1 - the Lord 2 Samuel 23:1 - the last 1 Kings 1:1 - and stricken in years 1 Chronicles 22:18 - and hath 2 Chronicles 14:6 - the Lord 2 Chronicles 14:7 - and he hath given 2 Chronicles 15:15 - the Lord 2 Chronicles 20:30 - his God Isaiah 63:14 - the Spirit Hebrews 4:8 - had

Verse 2

all Israel: Joshua 24:1, Deuteronomy 31:28, 1 Chronicles 28:1, Acts 20:17-Habakkuk :

and for their elders: Or, "even for their elders," etc.; for it is probably that Joshua gave the following charge only to the elders, judges, etc., to communicate to the people.

Reciprocal: Numbers 25:4 - all the heads Joshua 8:33 - all Israel Joshua 13:1 - Joshua 1 Kings 1:1 - and stricken in years 1 Kings 8:1 - assembled 1 Chronicles 23:2 - he gathered

Verse 3

And ye: Deuteronomy 4:9, Psalms 44:1, Psalms 44:2, Malachi 1:5

for the: Joshua 10:14, Joshua 10:42, Exodus 14:14, Deuteronomy 20:4, Psalms 44:3

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 44:2 - Ye have Ezekiel 20:28 - when I Hebrews 3:9 - and

Verse 4

Behold: Joshua 13:2, Joshua 13:6, Joshua 13:7, Joshua 18:10

westward: Heb. at the sunset

Reciprocal: Numbers 34:6 - General Deuteronomy 12:29 - cut off Joshua 9:1 - of the great Psalms 105:44 - gave Ezekiel 20:28 - when I Ezekiel 47:10 - the great sea Acts 13:19 - he divided

Verse 5

he shall: Joshua 23:12, Joshua 23:13, Joshua 13:6, Exodus 23:30, Exodus 23:31, Exodus 33:2, Exodus 34:11, Deuteronomy 11:23

as the Lord: Numbers 33:52, Numbers 33:53

Reciprocal: Joshua 23:9 - For the Lord

Verse 6

very: Joshua 1:7-1 Samuel :, Jeremiah 9:3, 1 Corinthians 16:13, Ephesians 6:10-Psalms :, Hebrews 12:4, Revelation 21:8

that ye: Deuteronomy 5:32, Deuteronomy 12:32, Deuteronomy 17:20, Deuteronomy 28:14, Proverbs 4:26, Proverbs 4:27

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 17:11 - to the right 1 Samuel 12:20 - turn not 2 Samuel 2:19 - turned 2 Chronicles 34:2 - declined Psalms 101:3 - them Isaiah 30:21 - when ye turn to the right

Verse 7

That ye come: Have no civil or social contacts with them, as these will infallibly lead to spiritual affinities, in consequence of which, ye will make honourable "mention of the name of their gods," "swear by them" "and serve" them in their abominable rites; and "bow yourselves unto them," as your creators and preservers. All this will follow by simply coming among them. He who walks in the counsel of the ungodly, will soon stand in the way of sinners, and sit in the seat of scorners. Joshua 23:12, Exodus 23:33, Deuteronomy 7:2, Deuteronomy 7:3, Proverbs 4:14, 1 Corinthians 15:33, 2 Corinthians 6:14-Esther :, Ephesians 5:11

neither: Exodus 23:13, Numbers 32:38, Psalms 16:4, Hosea 2:17

to swear: Jeremiah 5:7, Zephaniah 1:5

Reciprocal: Genesis 35:2 - strange Exodus 20:5 - bow down Numbers 25:2 - bowed Numbers 33:52 - General 2 Kings 17:35 - charged them Isaiah 26:13 - by thee Jeremiah 12:16 - as they Zechariah 13:2 - I will cut

Verse 8

or, For if ye will cleave, etc. Joshua 22:5, Deuteronomy 4:4, Deuteronomy 10:20, Deuteronomy 11:22, Deuteronomy 13:4, Acts 11:23

Reciprocal: Genesis 2:24 - cleave Deuteronomy 30:20 - cleave 2 Kings 18:6 - he clave

Verse 9

For the Lord: or, Then the Lord will drive, Joshua 23:5, Joshua 21:43, Joshua 21:44, Deuteronomy 11:23

no man: Joshua 1:5, Joshua 1:8, Joshua 1:9, Joshua 15:14

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 7:24 - there shall Psalms 44:7 - But

Verse 10

One man: Leviticus 26:8, Deuteronomy 32:30, Judges 3:31, Judges 7:19-Song of Solomon :, Judges 15:15, 1 Samuel 14:6, 1 Samuel 14:12-Nehemiah :, 2 Samuel 23:8

Lord: Joshua 10:42, Exodus 14:14, Exodus 23:27-Micah :, Deuteronomy 3:22, Deuteronomy 20:4, Psalms 35:1, Psalms 44:4, Psalms 44:5, Psalms 46:7, Romans 8:31

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 14:13 - fell 1 Chronicles 5:22 - the war was of God Nehemiah 4:20 - our God Psalms 44:7 - But Isaiah 30:17 - thousand

Verse 11

Take good: Joshua 22:5, Deuteronomy 4:9, Deuteronomy 6:5-2 Kings :, Proverbs 4:23, Luke 21:34, Ephesians 5:15, Hebrews 12:15

yourselves: Heb. your souls

love: Exodus 20:6, Romans 8:28, 1 Corinthians 8:3, 1 Corinthians 16:22, Jude 1:20, Jude 1:21

Reciprocal: Exodus 23:13 - be circumspect Deuteronomy 4:15 - Take ye Deuteronomy 4:23 - heed 2 Kings 21:8 - only if they Jeremiah 17:21 - Take Hebrews 2:1 - the more

Verse 12

go back: Psalms 36:3, Psalms 125:5, Isaiah 1:4, Ezekiel 18:24, Zephaniah 1:6, Matthew 12:45, John 6:66, Hebrews 10:38, Hebrews 10:39, 2 Peter 2:18-Song of Solomon :, 1 John 2:9

cleave: Genesis 2:24, Genesis 34:3, 1 Samuel 18:1-Leviticus :, 1 Kings 11:2, Romans 12:9

shall make: Exodus 34:12-Nehemiah :, Deuteronomy 7:3, 1 Kings 11:4, Ezra 9:1, Ezra 9:2, Ezra 9:11, Ezra 9:12, Nehemiah 13:23-Ezekiel :, 2 Corinthians 6:14-Esther :

Reciprocal: Genesis 6:2 - and they Numbers 33:55 - shall be pricks Joshua 13:13 - expelled Joshua 23:5 - he shall Joshua 23:7 - That ye come Joshua 24:20 - he will turn 1 Kings 16:31 - took to wife Ezra 10:3 - at the commandment Psalms 106:34 - did not Malachi 2:10 - by Malachi 2:12 - cut Romans 6:12 - Let not Hebrews 2:1 - the more

Verse 13

will no: Exodus 23:33, Numbers 33:55, Deuteronomy 7:16, Judges 2:2, Judges 2:3, Psalms 106:35-Malachi :

snares: Deuteronomy 7:16, Judges 2:3, 1 Kings 11:4, Psalms 69:22, 2 Timothy 2:26

until ye perish: Leviticus 26:31-Habakkuk :, Deuteronomy 4:26, Deuteronomy 28:63-Judith :, Deuteronomy 29:28, Deuteronomy 30:18, 2 Kings 17:22, 2 Kings 17:23, 2 Kings 25:21, 2 Kings 25:26, Luke 21:24

Reciprocal: Genesis 3:18 - Thorns Genesis 6:2 - and they Exodus 10:7 - snare Exodus 34:12 - lest Deuteronomy 7:3 - General Deuteronomy 8:19 - I testify against Deuteronomy 11:17 - ye perish Deuteronomy 20:18 - General Joshua 13:6 - them Joshua 13:13 - expelled Joshua 23:5 - he shall Joshua 23:16 - perish Judges 2:21 - General 1 Kings 11:2 - Ye shall not go in 1 Kings 16:31 - took to wife 2 Kings 17:18 - removed 2 Kings 22:16 - all the words Ezra 9:12 - give not Ezra 10:3 - at the commandment Psalms 80:9 - preparedst Psalms 81:14 - I should Psalms 106:34 - did not Psalms 106:36 - which Proverbs 22:5 - Thorns Jeremiah 11:8 - therefore Ezekiel 28:24 - a pricking Malachi 2:12 - cut Romans 6:12 - Let not

Verse 14

I am going: 1 Kings 2:2, Job 30:23, Ecclesiastes 9:10, Ecclesiastes 12:5, Hebrews 9:27

not one thing: Joshua 21:43-Romans :, Exodus 3:8, Exodus 23:27-Amos :, Leviticus 26:3-1 Chronicles :, Numbers 23:19, Deuteronomy 28:1-2 Chronicles :, 1 Samuel 3:19, 1 Kings 8:56, Luke 21:33

Reciprocal: Genesis 28:15 - until Genesis 48:21 - God Exodus 23:31 - deliver the Deuteronomy 26:9 - he hath Deuteronomy 31:14 - that thou must die Joshua 21:45 - General 2 Samuel 7:21 - thy word's 2 Samuel 19:37 - I may die 1 Kings 16:34 - General 1 Kings 22:38 - and the dogs Nehemiah 9:8 - hast performed Psalms 90:16 - and Isaiah 42:9 - the former Isaiah 48:3 - and I Jeremiah 32:42 - Like Jeremiah 39:16 - Behold Ezekiel 20:28 - when I Mark 13:31 - my 2 Timothy 4:6 - and 2 Peter 1:14 - shortly

Verse 15

so shall: Leviticus 26:14-1 Corinthians :, Deuteronomy 28:15-Judith :, Judges 3:8, Judges 3:12, Judges 4:1, Judges 4:2, Judges 6:1, Judges 10:6, Judges 10:7, Judges 13:1, 2 Chronicles 36:16, 2 Chronicles 36:17, Luke 21:22-Jeremiah :, 1 Thessalonians 2:16

Reciprocal: Exodus 22:20 - utterly Leviticus 26:3 - General Numbers 33:56 - General Deuteronomy 30:18 - General Joshua 21:45 - General Judges 2:15 - had said 1 Samuel 3:12 - I will perform 2 Samuel 7:21 - thy word's 1 Kings 8:15 - hath 1 Kings 8:56 - there 1 Kings 9:6 - go 1 Kings 14:15 - this good land 1 Kings 16:34 - General 1 Kings 22:38 - and the dogs 2 Kings 17:18 - removed 2 Kings 22:16 - all the words 2 Kings 24:3 - remove them 2 Chronicles 7:19 - shall go Isaiah 24:6 - hath Isaiah 31:2 - will bring Isaiah 42:9 - the former Isaiah 48:3 - and I Jeremiah 16:13 - will I Jeremiah 17:4 - shalt Jeremiah 26:4 - If Jeremiah 32:24 - what Jeremiah 32:42 - Like Jeremiah 35:17 - Behold Jeremiah 39:16 - Behold Ezekiel 33:26 - and shall Hosea 9:3 - shall not Micah 2:10 - and Mark 12:9 - he will Mark 13:31 - my Romans 11:22 - therefore Hebrews 8:9 - they continued

Verse 16

then shall: 2 Kings 24:20

perish: Joshua 23:13

Reciprocal: Exodus 20:5 - bow down Exodus 22:20 - utterly Numbers 25:2 - bowed Numbers 33:56 - General Deuteronomy 4:23 - lest ye forget Deuteronomy 4:26 - ye shall Deuteronomy 17:2 - in transgressing Deuteronomy 28:20 - until thou be Deuteronomy 30:18 - General Joshua 7:11 - transgressed Judges 2:15 - had said Judges 2:20 - transgressed Judges 10:7 - was hot 1 Kings 8:15 - hath 1 Kings 9:6 - go 1 Kings 14:15 - this good land 2 Kings 17:7 - sinned 2 Kings 17:13 - all 2 Kings 17:35 - charged them 2 Chronicles 7:19 - shall go 2 Chronicles 28:6 - because 2 Chronicles 34:24 - I will bring Ezra 8:22 - his power and his wrath Isaiah 24:6 - hath Jeremiah 16:13 - will I Jeremiah 17:4 - shalt Jeremiah 26:4 - If Jeremiah 32:23 - therefore Jeremiah 32:24 - what Jeremiah 34:18 - have transgressed Jeremiah 35:17 - Behold Ezekiel 33:26 - and shall Micah 2:10 - and Romans 11:22 - therefore Hebrews 8:9 - they continued

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Joshua 23". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/joshua-23.html.