Now the angel of the LORD went up from Gilgal to Bochim. And he said, "I brought you up from Egypt, and brought you into the land which I swore to give to your fathers. I said, 'I will never break my covenant with you,
and you shall make no covenant with the inhabitants of this land; you shall break down their altars.' But you have not obeyed my command. What is this you have done?
So now I say, I will not drive them out before you; but they shall become adversaries to you, and their gods shall be a snare to you."
When the angel of the LORD spoke these words to all the people of Israel, the people lifted up their voices and wept.
And they called the name of that place Bochim; and they sacrificed there to the LORD.
When Joshua dismissed the people, the people of Israel went each to his inheritance to take possession of the land.
And the people served the LORD all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders who outlived Joshua, who had seen all the great work which the LORD had done for Israel.
And Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of the LORD, died at the age of one hundred and ten years.
And they buried him within the bounds of his inheritance in Tim'nath-he'res, in the hill country of E'phraim, north of the mountain of Ga'ash.
And all that generation also were gathered to their fathers; and there arose another generation after them, who did not know the LORD or the work which he had done for Israel.
And the people of Israel did what was evil in the sight of the LORD and served the Ba'als;
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