But as for me and my house . . wait, family meeting in progress:
Joshua: Matilda, as my co-equal and mutually submitting spouse, I must ask you who we should serve?
Mrs. Joshua: Joshua, don't be silly. It's the white sale tomorrow morning and I must get in line for the best sheets.
Joshua: Children, I will consult you as well. Who do you say we should serve?
Akin: Dad, I want to go to that place where they serve your hamburger to you at the chariot window.
Brakin: Do I have to serve? I'm playing Donkey-pong!
Joshua here again, you Israelites. I'm afraid our family meeting is in recess. We simply can't come to a consensus after I have consulted each member of my household. Since I have consulted them and there is no consensus, I cannot speak for who we will serve. Sorry, folks.
EEEv commentary on this verse:
Do you really think that Joshua could speak for others in his house on this matter of faith without discussing it with them beforehand? Each person’s faith is a matter between themselves and God, at least according to the Bible.