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BibleGateway: Joshua 8:30-35

ESV Text: Joshua 8:30-35

Joshua 8:30–35

Joshua Renews the Covenant

30 At that time Joshua built an altar to the LORD, the God of Israel, on Mount Ebal, 31 just as Moses the servant of the LORD had commanded the people of Israel, as it is written in the Book of the Law of Moses, “an altar of uncut stones, upon which no man has wielded an iron tool.” And they offered on it burnt offerings to the LORD and sacrificed peace offerings. 32 And there, in the presence of the people of Israel, he wrote on the stones a copy of the law of Moses, which he had written. 33 And all Israel, sojourner as well as native born, with their elders and officers and their judges, stood on opposite sides of the ark before the Levitical priests who carried the ark of the covenant of the LORD, half of them in front of Mount Gerizim and half of them in front of Mount Ebal, just as Moses the servant of the LORD had commanded at the first, to bless the people of Israel. 34 And afterward he read all the words of the law, the blessing and the curse, according to all that is written in the Book of the Law. 35 There was not a word of all that Moses commanded that Joshua did not read before all the assembly of Israel, and the women, and the little ones, and the sojourners who lived1 among them.

Footnotes

[1] 8:35 Or traveled

(ESV)


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 8

     30 Then Joshua built an altar unto the LORD God of Israel in mount Ebal, 31 As Moses the servant of the LORD commanded the children of Israel, as it is written in the book of the law of Moses, an altar of whole stones, over which no man hath lift up any iron: and they offered thereon burnt offerings unto the LORD, and sacrificed peace offerings. 32 And he wrote there upon the stones a copy of the law of Moses, which he wrote in the presence of the children of Israel. 33 And all Israel, and their elders, and officers, and their judges, stood on this side the ark and on that side before the priests the Levites, which bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD, as well the stranger, as he that was born among them; half of them over against mount Gerizim, and half of them over against mount Ebal; as Moses the servant of the LORD had commanded before, that they should bless the people of Israel. 34 And afterward he read all the words of the law, the blessings and cursings, according to all that is written in the book of the law. 35 There was not a word of all that Moses commanded, which Joshua read not before all the congregation of Israel, with the women, and the little ones, and the strangers that were conversant among them.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 295:
The Law of God is Good and Wise

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1. The Law of God is good and wise 
And sets His will before our eyes, 
Shows us the way of righteousness, 
And dooms to death when we transgress. 

2. Its light of holiness imparts 
The knowledge of our sinful hearts 
That we may see our lost estate 
And seek deliverance ere too late. 

3. To those who help in Christ have found 
And would in works of love abound 
It shows what deeds are His delight 
And should be done as food and right. 

4. When men the offered help disdain 
And wilfully in sin remain, 
Its terror in their ear resounds 
And keeps their wickedness in bounds. 

5. The Law is good; but since the Fall 
Its holiness condemns us all; 
It dooms us for our sin to die 
And has no power to justify. 

6. To Jesus we for refuge flee, 
Who from the curse has set us free, 
And humbly worship at His throne, 
Saved by His grace through faith alone. 


Hymn: LSB 836 O God of Light
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