6 When Joshua had dismissed the people, the sons of Israel went each to his inheritance to possess the land.7 The people served the Lord all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders who [a]survived Joshua, who had seen all the great work of the Lord which He had done for Israel.8 Then Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of the Lord, died at the age of one hundred and ten.9 And they buried him in the territory of his inheritance in Timnath-heres, in the hill country of Ephraim, north of Mount Gaash.10 All that generation also were gathered to their fathers; and there arose another generation after them who did not know the Lord, nor yet the work which He had done for Israel.
Israel Serves Baals
11 Then the sons of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord and [b]served the Baals,12 and they forsook the Lord, the God of their fathers, who had brought them out of the land of Egypt, and followed other gods from among the gods of the peoples who were around them, and bowed themselves down to them; thus they provoked the Lord to anger.
Deuteronomy 6:6-9New American Standard Bible (NASB)
6 These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart.7 You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up.8 You shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as [a]frontals [b]on your forehead.9 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.
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