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Joshua 24:16

    Joshua 24:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the people answered and said, God forbid that we should forsake the LORD, to serve other gods;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the people answered and said, God forbid that we should forsake the LORD, to serve other gods;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the people answered and said, Far be it from us that we should forsake Jehovah, to serve other gods;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then the people in answer said, Never will we give up the Lord to be the servants of other gods;

    Webster's Revision

    And the people answered and said, Far be it from us that we should forsake Jehovah, to serve other gods;

    World English Bible

    The people answered, "Far be it from us that we should forsake Yahweh, to serve other gods;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the people answered and said, God forbid that we should forsake the LORD, to serve other gods;

    Clarke's Commentary on Joshua 24:16

    God forbid that we should forsake the Lord - That they were now sincere cannot be reasonably doubted, for they served the Lord all the days of Joshua, and the elders that outlived him, Joshua 24:31; but afterwards they turned aside, and did serve other gods. "It is ordinary," says Mr. Trapp, "for the many-headed multitude to turn with the stream - to be of the same religion with their superiors: thus at Rome, in Diocletian's time, they were pagans; in Constantine's Christians; in Constantius's, Arians; in Julian's apostates, and in Jovinian's, Christians again! And all this within less than the age of a man. It is, therefore, a good thing that the heart be established with grace."