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Judges 2 GNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 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. 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 that I swore to give to your forefathers. I said, 'I will never break my covenant with you,
2 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! 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?
3 So I tell you now that I will not drive these people out as you advance. They will be your enemies, and you will be trapped by the worship of their gods." 3 Now therefore I tell you that I will not drive them out before you; they will be [thorns] in your sides and their gods will be a snare to you."
4 When the angel had said this, all the people of Israel began to cry, 4 When the angel of the LORD had spoken these things to all the Israelites, the people wept aloud,
5 and that is why the place is called Bochim. There they offered sacrifices to the Lord. 5 and they called that place Bokim. There they offered sacrifices to the LORD.
6 Joshua sent the people of Israel on their way, and each man went to take possession of his own share of the land. 6 After Joshua had dismissed the Israelites, they went to take possession of the land, each to his own inheritance.
7 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. 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.
8 The Lord's servant Joshua son of Nun died at the age of a hundred and ten. 8 Joshua son of Nun, the servant of the LORD, died at the age of a hundred and ten.
9 He was buried in his own part of the land at Timnath Serah in the hill country of Ephraim north of Mount Gaash. 9 And they buried him in the land of his inheritance, at Timnath Heres in the hill country of Ephraim, north of Mount Gaash.
10 That whole generation also died, and the next generation forgot the Lord and what he had done for Israel. 10 After that whole generation had been gathered to their fathers, another generation grew up, who knew neither the LORD nor what he had done for Israel.
11 Then the people of Israel sinned against the Lord and began to serve the Baals. 11 Then the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the LORD and served the Baals.
12 They stopped worshiping the Lord, the God of their ancestors, the God who had brought them out of Egypt, and they began to worship other gods, the gods of the peoples around them. They bowed down to them and made the Lord angry. 12 They forsook the LORD, the God of their fathers, who had brought them out of Egypt. They followed and worshiped various gods of the peoples around them. They provoked the LORD to anger
13 They stopped worshiping the Lord and served the Baals and the Astartes. 13 because they forsook him and served Baal and the Ashtoreths.
14 And so the Lord became furious with Israel and let raiders attack and rob them. He let the enemies all around overpower them, and the Israelites could no longer protect themselves. 14 In his anger against Israel the LORD handed them over to raiders who plundered them. He sold them to their enemies all around, whom they were no longer able to resist.
15 Every time they would go into battle, the Lord was against them, just as he had said he would be. They were in great distress. 15 Whenever Israel went out to fight, the hand of the LORD was against them to defeat them, just as he had sworn to them. They were in great distress.
16 Then the Lord gave the Israelites leaders who saved them from the raiders. 16 Then the LORD raised up judges, who saved them out of the hands of these raiders.
17 But the Israelites paid no attention to their leaders. Israel was unfaithful to the Lord and worshiped other gods. Their fathers had obeyed the Lord's commands, but this new generation soon stopped doing so. 17 Yet they would not listen to their judges but prostituted themselves to other gods and worshiped them. Unlike their fathers, they quickly turned from the way in which their fathers had walked, the way of obedience to the LORD's commands.
18 Whenever the Lord gave Israel a leader, the Lord would help that leader and would save the people from their enemies as long as that leader lived. The Lord would have mercy on them because they groaned under their suffering and oppression. 18 Whenever the LORD raised up a judge for them, he was with the judge and saved them out of the hands of their enemies as long as the judge lived; for the LORD had compassion on them as they groaned under those who oppressed and afflicted them.
19 But when the leader died, the people would return to the old ways and behave worse than the previous generation. They would serve and worship other gods, and stubbornly continue their own evil ways. 19 But when the judge died, the people returned to ways even more corrupt than those of their fathers, following other gods and serving and worshiping them. They refused to give up their evil practices and stubborn ways.
20 Then the Lord would become furious with Israel and say, "This nation has broken the covenant that I commanded their ancestors to keep. Because they have not obeyed me, 20 Therefore the LORD was very angry with Israel and said, "Because this nation has violated the covenant that I laid down for their forefathers and has not listened to me,
21 I will no longer drive out any of the nations that were still in the land when Joshua died. 21 I will no longer drive out before them any of the nations Joshua left when he died.
22 I will use them to find out whether or not these Israelites will follow my ways, as their ancestors did." 22 I will use them to test Israel and see whether they will keep the way of the LORD and walk in it as their forefathers did."
23 So the Lord allowed these nations to remain in the land; he did not give Joshua victory over them, nor did he drive them out soon after Joshua's death. 23 The LORD had allowed those nations to remain; he did not drive them out at once by giving them into the hands of Joshua.