Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25
15 Now if you are unwillingLL to serve the Lord, chooseMM this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served in the region beyond the River or the gods of the AmoritesNN in whose land you are living; but as for me and my household,OO we will serve the Lord.”
17 for it is the Lord our God who brought us and our ancestors up from the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery,SS and who did those greatTT signsUU in our sight. He protectedVV us along all the wayWW that we went,
and among all the peoples through whomXX we passed;YY 18 and the Lord drove outZZ before us all the peoples, the Amorites who lived in the land. Therefore we also will serve the Lord, for he is our God.”
20 If you forsake the Lord and serve foreignGGG gods, then he will turnHHH and do you harm,III and consumeJJJ you, after having done you good.”KKK
21 And the people said to Joshua, “No, we will serve the Lord!”
22 Then Joshua said to the people, “You are witnessesLLL against yourselves that you have chosen the Lord, to serve him.”
And they said, “We are witnesses.”
23 He said, “Then put away the foreign gods that are among you, and inclineMMM your heartsNNN to the Lord, the God of Israel.”
24 The people said to Joshua, “The Lord our God we will serve, and himOOO we will obey.”PPP 25 So Joshua madeQQQ a covenantRRR with the people that day, and made statutesSSS and ordinancesTTT for them at Shechem.
Image credit: “This stone, which is located near the remains of the ‘Old Nablus’ wall on the outskirts of the city of Nablus, is attributed to the ‘Great Stone’ described at the end of the alliance in Nablus” by Yair Dov, 2017.