So watch yourselves very carefully, that you love Yahweh your God. Bible see other translations

“watch yourselves.” This could be “watch your souls,” or even guard your souls, where “your soul” means yourself. The text is telling us that it takes a certain amount of diligence to love Yahweh. There are many forces against it: our own sin nature and the pull of the ungodly society around us.

[For more on the biblical use of “soul” see Appendix 7, “Usages of ‘soul.’”]

Commentary for: Joshua 23:11