21 But the people said to Joshua, “No! We will serve the Lord.”

22 Then Joshua said, “You are witnesses(A) against yourselves that you have chosen(B) to serve the Lord.”

“Yes, we are witnesses,(C)” they replied.

23 “Now then,” said Joshua, “throw away the foreign gods(D) that are among you and yield your hearts(E) to the Lord, the God of Israel.”

24 And the people said to Joshua, “We will serve the Lord our God and obey him.”(F)

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