JOSHUA 23:11

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“Take good heed therefore unto yourselves, that ye love the Lord your God.”

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Joshua 23:11 Translation & Meaning

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Take good מְאֹ֖ד Properly, vehemence, i.e., (with or without preposition) vehemently; by implication, wholly, speedily, etc. (often with other words as an intensive or superlative; especially when repeated) Take good
heed וְנִשְׁמַרְתֶּ֥ם Properly, to hedge about (as with thorns), i.e., guard; generally, to protect, attend to, etc heed
therefore unto yourselves, לְנַפְשֹֽׁתֵיכֶ֑ם Properly, a breathing creature, i.e., animal of (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental) therefore yourselves
that ye love לְאַֽהֲבָ֖ה To have affection for (sexually or otherwise) love
the Lord יְהוָ֥ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
your God. אֱלֹֽהֵיכֶֽם׃ Gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative God

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  • 9  For the Lord hath driven out from before you great nations and strong: but as for you, no man hath been able to stand before you unto this day.

  • 10  One man of you shall chase a thousand: for the Lord your God, he it is that fighteth for you, as he hath promised you.

  • 11  Take good heed therefore unto yourselves, that ye love the Lord your God.

  • 12  Else if ye do in any wise go back, and cleave unto the remnant of these nations, even these that remain among you, and shall make marriages with them, and go in unto them, and they to you:

  • 13  Know for a certainty that the Lord your God will no more drive out any of these nations from before you; but they shall be snares and traps unto you, and scourges in your sides, and thorns in your eyes, until ye perish from off this good land which the Lord your God hath given you.




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