8 But cleave  unto the Lord your God, as ye have done unto this day.
8 But you are to hold fast to the Lord your God, as you have until now.
8 but you shall cling to the Lord your God just as you have done to this day.
8 Hold tight to God, your God, just as you've done up to now.
8 but you shall hold fast to the Lord your God, as you have done to this day.
8 Rather, cling tightly to the Lord your God as you have done until now.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Joshua 23:8
Commentary on Joshua 23:1-10
(Read Joshua 23:1-10)
Joshua was old and dying, let them observe what he said now. He put them in mind of the great things God had done for them in his days. He exhorted them to be very courageous. Keep with care, do with diligence, and regard with sincerity what is written. Also, very cautiously to endeavour that the heathen idolatry may be forgotten, so that it may never be revived. It is sad that among Christians the names of the heathen gods are so commonly used, and made so familiar as they are. Joshua exhorts them to be very constant. There might be many things amiss among them, but they had not forsaken the Lord their God; the way to make people better, is to make the best of them.