Yahoshua Chapter 23: Yahoshua’s Farewell Speech
1 Now it came to pass, a long time after Yah had given rest to Ysrayl from all their enemies round about, that Yahoshua was old, advanced in age. 2 And Yahoshua called for all Ysrayl, for their elders, for their heads, for their judges and for their officers and said to them: “I am old, advanced in age. 3 You have seen all that Yah your Almighty has done to all these nations because of you, for Yah your Almighty is He who has fought for you. 4 See, I have divided to you by lot these nations that remain, to be an inheritance for your tribes, from the Yordan, with all the nations that I have cut off, as far as the Great Sea (Mediterranean) westward. 5 And Yah your Father will expel them from before you and drive them out of your sight. So you shall possess their land, as Yah your Almighty promised you. 6 Therefore be very courageous to keep and to do all that is written in the Book of the Law of Moshe, lest you turn aside from it to the right hand or to the left– 7 And lest you go among these nations, these who remain among you. You shall not make mention of the name of their gods, nor cause anyone to swear by them. You shall not serve them nor bow down to them. 8 But you shall hold fast to Yah your Almighty, as you have done to this day”.
9 “For Yah has driven out from before you great and strong nations but as for you, no one has been able to stand against you to this day. 10 One man of you shall chase a thousand, for Yah your Father is He who fights for you, as He promised you. 11 Therefore, take careful heed to yourselves, that you love Yah your Father. 12 Or else, if indeed you do go back and cling to the remnant of these nations—these that remain among you—and make marriages with them and go in to them and they to you. 13 Know for certain that Yah your Almighty will no longer drive out these nations from before you. But they shall be snares and traps to you and scourges (thorns) on your sides and thorns in your eyes, until you perish from this good land which Yah your Father has given you”.
14 “Behold, this day I am going the way of all the earth. And you know in all your hearts and all your souls that not one thing has failed of all the good things which Yah your Almighty spoke concerning you. All have come to pass for you. Not one word of them has failed. 15 Therefore, it shall come to pass, that as all the good things have come upon you which Yah your Father promised you, so Yah will bring upon you all harmful things until He has destroyed you from this good land which Yah your Father has given you–16 When you have transgressed the covenant of Yah your Almighty, which He commanded you and have gone and served the gods and bowed down to them, then the anger of Yah will burn against you and you shall perish quickly from the good land which He has given you”.
Yahoshua Chapter 24: Yahoshua Gathers the Children of Ysrayl at Shechem
1 Then Yahoshua gathered all the tribes of Ysrayl to Shechem and called for the elders of Ysrayl, for their heads, for their judges and for their officers and they presented themselves before Yah. 2 And Yahoshua said to all the people, “Thus says Yah Almighty of Ysrayl: Your fathers, including Terah, the father of Abraham and the father of Nahor dwelt on the other side of the River (Hebrew Nahar, the Euphrates and so in verses 3, 14 and 15) in old times and they served the gods. 3 Then I took your father Abraham from the other side of the River, led him throughout all the land of Canaan and multiplied his descendants and gave him Yitzshaq. (Abraham is the first to be called Hebrew or River Crosser in scripture (Genesis 14:13). He crossed the Euphrates River as the children of Ysrayl crossed the Red Sea and the Yordan River and other rivers and future rivers that the Ysrayl will cross. We are the river crossers or wanderers). 4 To Yitshaq, I gave Yahqob and Esau. To Esau, I gave the mountains to Seir to possess but Yahqob and his children went down to Egypt. 5 Also, I set Moshe and Aharon and I plagued Egypt according to what I did among them. Afterward, I brought you out. 6 Then I brought your fathers out of Egypt and you came to the sea and the Egyptians pursued your fathers with chariots and horsemen to the Red Sea. 7 So they cried out to Yah and He put darkness between you and the Egyptians, brought the sea upon the, and covered them. And your eyes saw what I did in Egypt. Then you dwelt in the wilderness a long time. 8 And I brought you into the land of the Amorites, who dwelt on the other side of the Yordan and they fought with you. But, I gave them into your hand, that you might possess their land and I destroyed them from before you. 9 Then Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab arose to make war against Ysrayl and sent and called Balaam the son of Beor to curse you. 10 But, I would not listen to Balaam. Therefore, he continued to bless you. So I delivered you out of his hand. 11 Then you went over the Yordan and came to Yericho. And the men of Yericho fought against you—also the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Girgashites, the Hivites and the Yebusites. But I delivered them into your hand. 12 I sent the hornet before you which drove them out from before you, also the two kings of the Amorites but not with your sword or with your bow. 13 I have given a land for which you did not labor and cities which you did not build and you dwell in them. You eat of the vineyards and olive groves which you did not plant”.
14 “Now therefore, fear Yah, serve Him in sincerity and in truth and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the River and in Egypt. Serve Yah! 15 And if it seems evil to you to serve Yah, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve Yah”.
This map shows one possible route from Ur to Haran, I saw a few different maps with different routes on the internet. Genesis 11:31.
The Covenant at Shechem: We Will Worship and Obey Yah
16 “So the people answered and said: “Far be it from us that we should forsake Yah to serve the gods. 17 For Yah our Almighty is He who brought us and our fathers up out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage, who did those great signs in our sight and preserved us in all the way that we went and among all the people through whom we passed. 18 And Yah drove out from before us all the people including the Amorites who dwelt in the land. We also will serve Yah, for He is our Almighty”. 19 But Yahoshua said to the people, “You cannot serve Yah, for He is a qodesh Power. He is a jealous Power. He will not forgive your transgressions nor your sins. 20 If you forsake Yah and serve the gods, then He will turn and do you harm and consume you, after He has done you good”. 21 And the people said to Yahoshua, “No, but we will serve Yah”! 22 So Yahoshua said to the people, “You are witnesses against yourselves that you have chosen Yah for yourselves, to serve Him”. And they said, “We are witnesses”! 23 “Now therefore, he said, “Put away the gods which are among you and incline your heart to Master Yah of Ysrayl”. 24 And the people said to Yahoshua, “Yah our Almighty we will serve and His voice we will obey”! 25 So Yahoshua made a covenant with the people that day and made for them a statute and an ordinance in Shechem.
26 Then Yahoshua wrote these words in the Book of the Law of Yah. And he took a large stone and set it up there under the oak that was by the sanctuary of Yah. 27 And Yahoshua said to all the people, “Behold, this stone shall be a witness to us, for it has heard all the words of Yah, which He spoke to us. It shall therefore be a witness to you, lest you deny your Father”. 28 So Yahoshua let the people depart, each to his own inheritance.
Yoseph, Yahoshua Ben Nun and Yleazar are Buried
29 Now it came to pass, after these things that Yahoshua the Ben of Nun, the servant of Yah died being one hundred and ten years old. 30 And they buried him within the border of his inheritance at Timnath Serah which is in the mountains of Ephraim, on the north side of Mount Gaash. 31 Ysrayl served Yah all the days of Yahoshua and all the days of the elders who outlived Yahoshua, who had known all the works of Yah which He had done for Ysrayl.
32 The bones of Yoseph, which the children of Ysrayl had brought up out of Egypt, they buried at Shechem, in the plot of ground which Yahqob had bought from the sons of Hamor the father of Shechem for one hundred pieces of silver and which had become an inheritance of the children of Yoseph. 33 And Yleazar the son of Aharon died. They buried him in a hill belonging to Phinehas his son, which was given to him in the mountains of Ephraim.