The angel of the Lord went from Gilgal to Bochim and said to the Israelites, "I took you out of Egypt and brought you to the land that I promised to your ancestors. I said, "I will never break my covenant with you.
You must not make any covenant with the people who live in this land. You must tear down their altars.' But you have not done what I told you. You have done just the opposite! 13
So I tell you now that I will not drive these people out as you advance. They will be your enemies, a and you will be trapped by the worship of their gods."
When the angel had said this, all the people of Israel began to cry,
and that is why the place is called Bochim. b There they offered sacrifices to the Lord.
Joshua sent the people of Israel on their way, and each man went to take possession of his own share of the land.
As long as Joshua lived, the people of Israel served the Lord, and even after his death they continued to do so as long as the leaders were alive who had seen for themselves all the great things that the Lord had done for Israel.
The Lord's servant Joshua son of Nun died at the age of a hundred and ten.