Bible: Joshua 23:9-13

23:9The Lord drove out from before you great and mighty nations; no one has been able to resist you 1  to this very day. 23:10 One of you makes a thousand run away, 2  for the Lord your God fights for you 3  as he promised you he would. 4  23:11 Watch yourselves carefully! Love the Lord your God! 5  23:12 But if you ever turn away and make alliances with 6  these nations that remain near you, 7  and intermarry with them and establish friendly relations with them, 8  23:13 know for certain that the Lord our God will no longer drive out these nations from before you. They will trap and ensnare you; 9  they will be a whip that tears 10  your sides and thorns that blind 11  your eyes until you disappear 12  from this good land the Lord your God gave you.

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