JOSHUA 24:14

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“Now therefore fear the Lord, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the Lord.

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Joshua 24:14 Translation & Meaning

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Now therefore וְעַתָּ֞ה At this time, whether adverb, conjunction or expletive Now therefore
fear יְר֧אוּ To fear; morally to revere; causatively to frighten fear
the Lord, יְהוָ֛ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
and serve וְעִבְד֥וּ To work (in any sense); by implication, to serve, till, (causatively) enslave, etc serve
him in sincerity בְּתָמִ֣ים Entire (literally, figuratively or morally); also (as noun) integrity, truth sincerity
and in truth: וּבֶֽאֱמֶ֑ת Stability; (figuratively) certainty, truth, trustworthiness truth
and put away וְהָסִ֣ירוּ To turn off (literally or figuratively) put away
the gods אֱלֹהִ֗ים 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 gods
which אֲשֶׁר֩ Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc which
your fathers אֲבֽוֹתֵיכֶ֜ם Father, in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application fathers
served עָֽבְד֨וּ To work (in any sense); by implication, to serve, till, (causatively) enslave, etc served
on the other side בְּעֵ֤בֶר Properly, a region across; but used only adverbially (with or without a preposition) on the opposite side (especially of the Jordan; ususally meaning the east) other side
of the flood, הַנָּהָר֙ A stream (including the sea; expectation the Nile, Euphrates, etc.); figuratively, prosperity flood
and in Egypt; וּבְמִצְרַ֔יִם Mitsrajim, i.e., Upper and Lower Egypt Egypt
and serve וְעִבְד֖וּ To work (in any sense); by implication, to serve, till, (causatively) enslave, etc serve
ye אֶת Properly, self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely) ye
the Lord. יְהוָֽה׃ (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord

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  • 12  And I sent the hornet before you, which drave them out from before you, even the two kings of the Amorites; but not with thy sword, nor with thy bow.

  • 13  And I have given you a land for which ye did not labour, and cities which ye built not, and ye dwell in them; of the vineyards and oliveyards which ye planted not do ye eat.

  • 14  Now therefore fear the Lord, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the Lord.

  • 15  And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.

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




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