2 Then the Angel of the Lord came up from Gilgal to Bochim, and said: a“I led you up from Egypt and bbrought you to the land of which I swore to your fathers; and cI said, ‘I will never break My covenant with you. 2 And dyou shall make no 1covenant with the inhabitants of this land; eyou shall tear down their altars.’ fBut you have not obeyed My voice. Why have you done this? 3 Therefore I also said, ‘I will not drive them out before you; but they shall be gthorns 2in your side, and htheir gods shall 3be a isnare to you.’ ” 4 So it was, when the Angel of the Lord spoke these words to all the children of Israel, that the people lifted up their voices and wept.
5 Then they called the name of that place 4Bochim; and they sacrificed there to the Lord. 6 And when jJoshua had dismissed the people, the children of Israel went each to his own inheritance to possess the land.
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