And the Israelites served the LORD throughout the lifetime of Joshua and the leaders who outlived him -- those who had seen all the great things the LORD had done for Israel.
Then Joshua son of Nun, the servant of the LORD, died at the age of 110.
They buried him in the land he had inherited, at Timnath-serah a in the hill country of Ephraim, north of Mount Gaash.
After that generation died, another generation grew up who did not acknowledge the LORD or remember the mighty things he had done for Israel.
Then the Israelites did what was evil in the LORD's sight and worshiped the images of Baal.
They abandoned the LORD, the God of their ancestors, who had brought them out of Egypt. They chased after other gods, worshiping the gods of the people around them. And they angered the LORD.
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