Bible: Joshua 23:6-12

23:6 Be very strong! Carefully obey 1  all that is written in the law scroll of Moses so you won’t swerve from it to the right or the left, 23:7 or associate with these nations that remain near 2  you. You must not invoke or make solemn declarations by the names of their gods! 3  You must not worship 4  or bow down to them! 23:8 But you must be loyal to 5  the Lord your God, as you have been 6  to this very day.

23:9The Lord drove out from before you great and mighty nations; no one has been able to resist you 7  to this very day. 23:10 One of you makes a thousand run away, 8  for the Lord your God fights for you 9  as he promised you he would. 10  23:11 Watch yourselves carefully! Love the Lord your God! 11  23:12 But if you ever turn away and make alliances with 12  these nations that remain near you, 13  and intermarry with them and establish friendly relations with them, 14 

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