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Judges 2:1-11 (Common English Bible w/ Apocrypha)

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The LORD’s messenger condemns

1 The LORD's messenger came up from Gilgal to Bochim and said, "I brought you up from Egypt and led you into the land that I had promised to your ancestors. I said, ‘I will never break my covenant with you, 2 and you are not to make a covenant with those who live in this land. You should break down their altars.' But you didn't obey me. What have you done? 3 So now I tell you, I won't drive them out before you, but they'll be a problema for you, and their gods will be a trap for you." 4 When the LORD's messenger spoke these words to all the Israelites, they raised their voices and cried out loud. 5 So they named that place Bochim,b and they offered a sacrifice to the LORD there.

Death of Joshua and his generation

6 When Joshua dismissed the people, the Israelites each went to settle on their own family property in order to take possession of the land. 7 The people served the LORD throughout the rest of Joshua's life and throughout the next generation of elders who outlived him, those who had seen all the great things that the LORD had done for Israel. 8 Joshua, Nun's son and the LORD's servant, died when he was 110 years old. 9 They buried him within the boundaries of his family property in Timnath-heres in the highlands of Ephraim north of Mount Gaash. 10 When that whole generation had passed away, another generation came after them who didn't know the LORD or the things that he had done for Israel.

Israel’s pattern of sin and punishment

11 Then the Israelites did things that the LORD saw as evil: They served the Baals;
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