Judges 2:1–5


The angel of the Lordi went up from Gilgal to Bochim and said, “I brought you out of Egypt and led you into the landj I had promised to your fathers.k I also said: I will never break my covenant with you. You are not to make a covenantl with the inhabitants of this land. You are to tear down their altars.m But you have not obeyed me. What is this you have done? Therefore, I now say: I will not drive out these people before you.n They will be thornsD,E in your sides,o and their gods will be a trap for you.”p When the angel of the Lord had spoken these words to all the Israelites, the people wept loudly. So they named that place BochimF and offered sacrifices there to the Lord.

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