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Joshua 24:25

    Joshua 24:25 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    So Joshua made a covenant with the people that day, and set them a statute and an ordinance in Shechem.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    So Joshua made a covenant with the people that day, and set them a statute and an ordinance in Shechem.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    So Joshua made a covenant with the people that day, and set them a statute and an ordinance in Shechem.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So Joshua made an agreement with the people that day, and gave them a rule and a law in Shechem.

    Webster's Revision

    So Joshua made a covenant with the people that day, and set them a statute and an ordinance in Shechem.

    World English Bible

    So Joshua made a covenant with the people that day, and made for them a statute and an ordinance in Shechem.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    So Joshua made a covenant with the people that day, and set them a statute and an ordinance in Shechem.

    Clarke's Commentary on Joshua 24:25

    Joshua made a covenant - Literally, Joshua cut the covenant, alluding to the sacrifice offered on the occasion.

    And set then a statute and an ordinance - He made a solemn and public act of the whole, which was signed and witnessed by himself and the people, in the presence of Jehovah; and having done so, he wrote the words of the covenant in the book of the law of God, probably in some part of the skin constituting the great roll, on which the laws of God were written, and of which there were some blank columns to spare. Having done this, he took a great stone and set it up under an oak - that this might be עד ed or witness that, at such a time and place, this covenant was made, the terms of which might be found written in the book of the law, which was laid up beside the ark. See Deuteronomy 31:26.

    Barnes' Notes on Joshua 24:25

    Made a covenant with the people - i. e. he solemnly ratified and renewed the covenant of Sinai, as Moses had done before him Deuteronomy 29:1. As no new or different covenant was made, no sacrifices were necessary.

    Wesley's Notes on Joshua 24:25

    24:25 A statute - He set or established that covenant with them, that is, the people, for a statute or an ordinance, to bind themselves and their posterity unto God for ever.