King James VersionJudges2


1 And an an­gel of the LORD came up from Gil­gal to Bochim, and said, I made you to go up out of Egypt, and have brought you unto the land which I sware unto your fa­thers; and I said, I will nev­er break my covenant with you. 2 And ye shall make no league with the in­hab­i­tants of this land; ye shall throw down their al­tars: but ye have not obeyed my voice: why have ye done this? 3 Where­fore I also said, I will not drive them out from be­fore you; but they shall be as thorns in your sides, and their gods shall be a snare unto you. 4 And it came to pass, when the an­gel of the LORD spake these words unto all the chil­dren of Is­rael, that the peo­ple lift­ed up their voice, and wept. 5 And they called the name of that place Bochim: and they sac­ri­ficed there unto the LORD. 6 And when Joshua had let the peo­ple go, the chil­dren of Is­rael went ev­ery man unto his in­her­i­tance to pos­sess the land. 7 And the peo­ple served the LORD all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the el­ders that out­lived Joshua, who had seen all the great works of the LORD, that he did for Is­rael. 8 And Joshua the son of Nun, the ser­vant of the LORD, died, being an hun­dred and ten years old. 9 And they buried him in the bor­der of his in­her­i­tance in Tim­nath­heres, in the mount of Ephraim, on the north side of the hill Gaash. 10 And also all that gen­er­a­tion were gath­ered unto their fa­thers: and there arose an­oth­er gen­er­a­tion af­ter them, which knew not the LORD, nor yet the works which he had done for Is­rael. 11 And the chil­dren of Is­rael did evil in the sight of the LORD, and served Baal­im: 12 And they for­sook the LORD God of their fa­thers, which brought them out of the land of Egypt, and fol­lowed oth­er gods, of the gods of the peo­ple that were round about them, and bowed them­selves unto them, and pro­voked the LORD to anger. 13 And they for­sook the LORD, and served Baal and Ashtaroth. 14 And the anger of the LORD was hot against Is­rael, and he de­liv­ered them into the hands of spoil­ers that spoiled them, and he sold them into the hands of their en­e­mies round about, so that they could not any longer stand be­fore their en­e­mies. 15 Whith­er­so­ev­er they went out, the hand of the LORD was against them for evil, as the LORD had said, and as the LORD had sworn unto them: and they were great­ly dis­tressed. 16 Nev­er­the­less the LORD raised up judges, which de­liv­ered them out of the hand of those that spoiled them. 17 And yet they would not hear­ken unto their judges, but they went a whor­ing af­ter oth­er gods, and bowed them­selves unto them: they turned quick­ly out of the way which their fa­thers walked in, obey­ing the com­mand­ments of the LORD; but they did not so. 18 And when the LORD raised them up judges, then the LORD was with the judge, and de­liv­ered them out of the hand of their en­e­mies all the days of the judge: for it re­pent­ed the LORD be­cause of their groan­ings by rea­son of them that op­pressed them and vexed them. 19 And it came to pass, when the judge was dead, that they re­turned, and cor­rupt­ed themselves more than their fa­thers, in fol­low­ing oth­er gods to serve them, and to bow down unto them; they ceased not from their own do­ings, nor from their stub­born way. 20 And the anger of the LORD was hot against Is­rael; and he said, Be­cause that this peo­ple hath trans­gressed my covenant which I com­mand­ed their fa­thers, and have not hear­kened unto my voice; 21 I also will not hence­forth drive out any from be­fore them of the na­tions which Joshua left when he died: 22 That through them I may prove Is­rael, whether they will keep the way of the LORD to walk there­in, as their fa­thers did keep it, or not. 23 There­fore the LORD left those na­tions, with­out driv­ing them out hasti­ly; nei­ther de­liv­ered he them into the hand of Joshua.