1 Now long after Yahweh had given Israel rest from all the enemies surrounding them -- Joshua was old now, far advanced in years-
Josh 13:1 Josh 21:44 Josh 11:23 Deut 31:2 Gen 25:8 Josh 22:4 Ps 46:9
2 Joshua summoned all Israel, their elders, leaders, judges and officials, and said to them, 'I myself am old, far advanced in years;
Josh 24:1 1Chr 28:1 Deut 31:28 Acts 20:17-35
3 you for your part have witnessed all that Yahweh your God has done to all these nations for your sake; Yahweh your God himself has fought for you.
Exod 14:14 Josh 10:14 Josh 10:42 Deut 4:9 Deut 20:4 Mal 1:5 Ps 44:1-3
4 Look, these nations still remaining, and all the nations which I have exterminated from the Jordan all the way to the Great Sea in the west, I have allotted to you as the heritage for your tribes.
Josh 13:2 Josh 13:6-7 Josh 18:10
5 Yahweh your God will himself drive them out before you; he will dispossess them before you and you will take possession of their country, as Yahweh your God has promised you.
Deut 11:23 Exod 33:2 Exod 34:11 Josh 13:6 Exod 23:30-31 Josh 23:12-13 Num 33:52-53
6 'So be very firm about keeping and doing everything written in the Book of the Law of Moses, not swerving from that either to right or to left.
Deut 5:32 Deut 28:14 Eph 6:10-19 1Cor 16:13 Deut 12:32 Deut 17:20 Heb 12:4
7 Never mix with the peoples who are still left beside you. Do not utter the names of their gods, do not swear by them, do not serve them and do not bow down to them.
Exod 23:13 Jer 5:7 Ps 16:4 Deut 7:2-3 Exod 23:33 Zeph 1:5 1Cor 15:33
8 On the contrary, you must be loyal to Yahweh your God as you have been till now.
Deut 10:20 Josh 22:5 Deut 11:22 Deut 13:4 Acts 11:23 Deut 4:4
9 Yahweh has dispossessed great and powerful nations before you, and no one so far has been able to resist you.
Deut 11:23 Josh 1:5 Josh 23:5 Deut 7:24 Exod 23:30 Josh 1:8-9 Josh 15:14
10 One man of you was able to rout a thousand of them, since Yahweh your God was himself fighting for you, as he had promised you.
Deut 32:30 Lev 26:8 Deut 3:22 Exod 14:14 Ps 35:1 Deut 20:4 Rom 8:31
11 Be very careful, as you value your life, to love Yahweh your God.
Josh 22:5 Deut 6:5-12 Prov 4:23 1Cor 8:3 1Cor 16:22 Deut 4:9 Eph 5:15
12 'But should you in any way relapse, if you make friends with the remnant of these nations still living beside you, if you intermarry with them, if you mix with them and they with you,
Deut 7:3 1John 2:9 1Kgs 11:2 1Kgs 11:4 1Sam 18:1-3 2Cor 6:14-17 2Pet 2:18-22
13 then know for certain that Yahweh your God will stop dispossessing these nations before you, and for you they will be a snare, a pitfall, thorns in your sides and thistles in your eyes, until you vanish from this fine country given you by Yahweh your God.
Deut 7:16 Exod 23:33 Num 33:55 1Kgs 11:4 2Kgs 17:22-23 2Kgs 25:21 2Kgs 25:26
14 'Today, you see, I am going the way of all the earth. Acknowledge with all your heart and soul that of all the promises made to you by Yahweh your God, not one has failed: all have been fulfilled -- not one has failed.
1Kgs 2:2 Lev 26:3-13 1Kgs 8:56 Eccl 9:10 Eccl 12:5 Job 30:23 Luke 21:33
15 'As every promise made to you by Yahweh your God has been fulfilled for you, by the same token Yahweh will fulfil all his threats against you, even to exterminating you from this fine country given you by Yahweh your God.
Deut 28:15-68 1Thess 2:16 2Chr 36:16-17 Judg 3:8 Judg 3:12 Judg 4:1-2 Judg 6:1
16 'For if you violate the covenant which Yahweh your God has imposed on you, if you go and serve other gods and bow down to them, then Yahweh's anger will be roused against you and you will quickly vanish from the fine country which he has given you.'
2Kgs 24:20 Deut 4:25-26