“the Amorites.” The Amorites were prominent enemies.
“We also will serve Yahweh, for he is our God.” This is the first of three times that the people of Israel say they will serve God. The Law stated that a matter was settled with two or three witnesses. After they stated it a second time (Josh. 24:21), Joshua says they are witnesses against themselves, which they agree to (Josh. 24:22). Then, in Joshua 24:24 Israel says they will serve God a third time.