Judges 2


An Angel Rebukes the House of Israel

1And ascended an angel of the  lord from Gilgal, unto the Place of Weeping. And he said to them, The  lord transported you from Egypt, and brought you into the land which he swore by an oath to your fathers to give to you. And he said, I shall not efface my covenant with you into the eon. 2And you shall not ordain a covenant with the ones lying in wait in this land, nor [3to 4their gods 1in any way 2shall you do obeisance]; but their carved idols break, and their altars raze! And you hearkened not to my voice, nor [2these things 1did you do]. 3And I said, In no way shall I remove them from your face; and they will be to you for conflict, and their gods will be to you as an obstacle. 4And it came to pass as [4spoke 1the 2angel 3of the  lord] these words to all the sons of Israel, that [3lifted up 1the 2people] their voices, and wept. 5Therefore he called the name of that place, Weeping. And they sacrificed there to the  lord.

Joshua Dies

6And Joshua sent out the people, and [5departed 1the 2sons 3of Israel 4each] to his place, and to his inheritance, to inherit the land. 7And [3served 1the 2people] to the  lord all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders, as many as prolonged their days with Joshua, as many as knew every [2work 3of the  lord 1great] which he did to Israel. 8And [4came to an end 1Joshua 2the son 3of Nun], a servant of the  lord, a son of a hundred ten years. 9And they entombed him in the border of his inheritance in Timnath-heres, in mount Ephraim, from the north of mount Gaash. 10And indeed all that generation was added to their fathers. And [3rose up 2generation 1another] after them which did not know the  lord, and indeed the work which he did to Israel.

Israel Serves Other Gods

11And [4acted 1the 2sons 3of Israel] wickedly before the  lord, and they served to the Baalim. 12And they abandoned the  lord God of their fathers, the one leading them out of the land of Egypt, and they went after other gods of the gods of the peoples surrounding them; and they did obeisance to them, and provoked [3to anger 1the 2  lord]. 13And they abandoned the  lord, and served to Baal and to the Ashtoreths. 14And [2was provoked to anger 3in rage 1the  lord] with Israel, and he delivered them into the hand of ones despoiling, and they carried [2away captive 1them]. And he gave them into the hand of their enemies round about, and they were not able to oppose against the face of their enemies. 15In all wherever they went, even the hand of the  lord was against them for bad, as the  lord said, and as the  lord swore to them; and he squeezed them exceedingly. 16And the  lord raised up judges, and [2delivered 3them 1the  lord] from the hand of the ones despoiling them. And [2their judges 1they obeyed not], 17for they fornicated after other gods, and did obeisance to them, and provoked [3to anger 1the 2  lord]. And they turned aside quickly from the way of which [2went 1their fathers], listening to the commandments of the  lord; they did not do so. 18And when the  lord raised up to them judges, then the  lord was with the judge, and he delivered them from the hand of their enemies all the days of the judge. For [2was moved to comfort 1the  lord] because of their moaning from in front of the ones assaulting them and afflicting them. 19And it came to pass as [3died 1the 2judge], that they turned back, and again corrupted themselves above their fathers, to go after other gods, and to serve them, and to do obeisance to them. They did not disown their practices, and of [3way 1their 2recalcitrant]. 20And [2was provoked to anger 3in rage 1the  lord] with Israel. And he said, Because of as much as [2abandoned 1this nation] my covenant which I gave charge to their fathers, and hearkened not to my voice, 21then I shall not proceed to remove a man before their presence from the nations whom were left behind by Joshua. 22And he allowed to test [2by 3him 1Israel], if they guard the way of the  lord, to go by it in which manner [2guarded 1their fathers], or not. 23And the  lord left these nations so as to not remove them quickly; and he did not deliver them into the hand of Joshua.
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