25 So Joshua [a]made a covenant with the people the same day, and gave them an ordinance and law in Shechem.

26 And Joshua wrote these words in the book of the Law of God and took a great stone, and pitched it there under an [b]oak that was in the Sanctuary of the Lord.

27 And Joshua said unto all the people, Behold, this stone shall be a witness unto us: for it [c]hath heard all the words of the Lord which he spake with us: it shall be therefore a witness against you, lest you deny your God.

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Footnotes

  1. Joshua 24:25 By joining God and the people together: also he repeated the promises and threatenings out of the Law.
  2. Joshua 24:26 Or, elm.
  3. Joshua 24:27 Rather than man’s dissimulation should not be punished, the dumb creatures shall cry for vengeance.

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