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Judges 2

MSG 1 God's angel went up from Gilgal to Bokim and said, "I brought you out of Egypt; I led you to the land that I promised to your fathers; and I said, I'll never break my covenant with you - never! NIV 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, MSG 2 And you're never to make a covenant with the people who live in this land. Tear down their altars! But you haven't obeyed me! What's this that you're doing? NIV 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? MSG 3 "So now I'm telling you that I won't drive them out before you. They'll trip you up and their gods will become a trap." NIV 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.’ ” MSG 4 When God's angel had spoken these words to all the People of Israel, they cried out - oh! how they wept! NIV 4 When the angel of the LORD had spoken these things to all the Israelites, the people wept aloud, MSG 5 They named the place Bokim (Weepers). And there they sacrificed to God. NIV 5 and they called that place Bokim. There they offered sacrifices to the LORD. MSG 6 After Joshua had dismissed them, the People of Israel went off to claim their allotted territories and take possession of the land. NIV 6 After Joshua had dismissed the Israelites, they went to take possession of the land, each to their own inheritance. MSG 7 The people worshiped God throughout the lifetime of Joshua and the time of the leaders who survived him, leaders who had been in on all of God's great work that he had done for Israel. NIV 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. MSG 8 Then Joshua son of Nun, the servant of God, died. He was 110 years old. NIV 8 Joshua son of Nun, the servant of the LORD, died at the age of a hundred and ten. MSG 9 They buried him in his allotted inheritance at Timnath Heres in the hills of Ephraim north of Mount Gaash. NIV 9 And they buried him in the land of his inheritance, at Timnath Heres in the hill country of Ephraim, north of Mount Gaash. MSG 10 Eventually that entire generation died and was buried. Then another generation grew up that didn't know anything of God or the work he had done for Israel. NIV 10 After that whole generation had been gathered to their ancestors, another generation grew up who knew neither the LORD nor what he had done for Israel. MSG 11 The People of Israel did evil in God's sight: NIV 11 Then the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the LORD and served the Baals. MSG 12 they served Baal-gods; they deserted God, the God of their parents who had led them out of Egypt; they took up with other gods, gods of the peoples around them. They actually worshiped them! And oh, how they angered God NIV 12 They forsook the LORD, the God of their ancestors, who had brought them out of Egypt. They followed and worshiped various gods of the peoples around them. They aroused the LORD’s anger MSG 13 as they worshiped god Baal and goddess Astarte! NIV 13 because they forsook him and served Baal and the Ashtoreths. MSG 14 God's anger was hot against Israel: He handed them off to plunderers who stripped them; he sold them cheap to enemies on all sides. They were helpless before their enemies. NIV 14 In his anger against Israel the LORD gave them into the hands of raiders who plundered them. He sold them into the hands of their enemies all around, whom they were no longer able to resist. MSG 15 Every time they walked out the door God was with them - but for evil, just as God had said, just as he had sworn he would do. They were in a bad way. NIV 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. MSG 16 But then God raised up judges who saved them from their plunderers. NIV 16 Then the LORD raised up judges, who saved them out of the hands of these raiders. MSG 17 But they wouldn't listen to their judges; they prostituted themselves to other gods - worshiped them! They lost no time leaving the road walked by their parents, the road of obedience to God's commands. They refused to have anything to do with it. NIV 17 Yet they would not listen to their judges but prostituted themselves to other gods and worshiped them. They quickly turned from the ways of their ancestors, who had been obedient to the LORD’s commands. MSG 18 When God was setting up judges for them, he would be right there with the judge: He would save them from their enemies' oppression as long as the judge was alive, for God was moved to compassion when he heard their groaning because of those who afflicted and beat them. NIV 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 relented because of their groaning under those who oppressed and afflicted them. MSG 19 But when the judge died, the people went right back to their old ways - but even worse than their parents! - running after other gods, serving and worshiping them. Stubborn as mules, they didn't drop a single evil practice. NIV 19 But when the judge died, the people returned to ways even more corrupt than those of their ancestors, following other gods and serving and worshiping them. They refused to give up their evil practices and stubborn ways. MSG 20 And God's anger blazed against Israel. He said, "Because these people have thrown out my covenant that I commanded their parents and haven't listened to me, NIV 20 Therefore the LORD was very angry with Israel and said, “Because this nation has violated the covenant I ordained for their ancestors and has not listened to me, MSG 21 I'm not driving out one more person from the nations that Joshua left behind when he died. NIV 21 I will no longer drive out before them any of the nations Joshua left when he died. MSG 22 I'll use them to test Israel and see whether they stay on God's road and walk down it as their parents did." NIV 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 ancestors did.” MSG 23 That's why God let those nations remain. He didn't drive them out or let Joshua get rid of them. NIV 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.