The Angel of the LORD at Bokim

1 The angel of the LORD went up from Gilgal to Bokim and said, “I brought you up out of Egypt and led you into the land I swore to give to your ancestors. I said, ‘I will never break my covenant with you,

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2 and you shall not make a covenant with the people of this land, but you shall break down their altars.’ Yet you have disobeyed me. Why have you done this?

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3 And I have also said, ‘I will not drive them out before you; they will become traps for you, and their gods will become snares to you.’ ”

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4 When the angel of the LORD had spoken these things to all the Israelites, the people wept aloud,

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5 and they called that place Bokim.a There they offered sacrifices to the LORD.

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    • 14 2:5 - ver 1
    • f 2:5 - "Bokim" means "weepers."

      Disobedience and Defeat

      6 After Joshua had dismissed the Israelites, they went to take possession of the land, each to their own inheritance.

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          7 The people served the LORD throughout the lifetime of Joshua and of the elders who outlived him and who had seen all the great things the LORD had done for Israel.

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            • 15 2:7 - ver 17