Chapter 2

An angel rebukes Israel

2:1 And an angel of the LORD came up from Gilgal to Bochim, and said, I made you to go up out of Egypt, and have brought you to the land which I sware to your fathers ; and I said, I will never break my covenant with you.
2:2 And ya'll shall make no league with the inhabitants of this land ; ya'll shall throw down their altars but ya'll have not obeyed my voice why have ya'll done this ?
2:3 Wherefore I also said, I will not drive them out from before you; but they shall be [as thorns] in your sides, and their gods shall be a snare to you.
2:4 And it came to pass, when the angel of the LORD spake these words to all the children of Israel, that the people lifted up their voice, and wept.
2:5 And they called the name of that place Bochim and they sacrificed there to the LORD.

A wicked generation

2:6 And when Yeshua had let the people go, the children of Israel went every man to his inheritance to possess the land.
2:7 And the people served the LORD all the days of Yeshua, and all the days of the elders that outlived Yeshua, who had seen all the great works of the LORD, that he did for Israel.
2:8 And Yeshua the son of Nun, the servant of the LORD, died, [being] an hundred and ten years old.
2:9 And they buried him in the border of his inheritance in Timnathheres, in the mount of Ephraim, on the north side of the hill Gaash.
2:10 And also all that generation were gathered to their fathers and there arose another generation after them, which knew not the LORD, nor yet the works which he had done for Israel.
2:11 And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD, and served Baalim
2:12 And they forsook the LORD God of their fathers, which brought them out of the land of Egypt, and followed other gods, of the gods of the people that [were] round about them, and bowed themselves to them, and provoked the LORD to anger.

Forsaking God for Baal and Ashtaroth

2:13 And they forsook the LORD, and served Baal and Ashtaroth.
2:14 And the anger of the LORD was hot against Israel, and he delivered them into the hands of spoilers that spoiled them, and he sold them into the hands of their enemies round about, so that they could not any longer stand before their enemies.
2:15 Where ever they went out, the hand of the LORD was against them for evil, as the LORD had said, and as the LORD had sworn to them and they were greatly distressed.

Judges defied

2:16 Nevertheless the LORD raised up judges, which delivered them out of the hand of those that spoiled them.
2:17 And yet they would not listen to their judges, but they went a whoring after other gods, and bowed themselves to them they turned quickly out of the way which their fathers walked in, obeying the commandments of the LORD ; [but] they did not so.
And when the LORD raised them up judges, then the LORD was with the judge, and delivered them out of the hand of their enemies all the days of the judge for it repented the LORD because of their groaning by reason of them that oppressed them and vexed them.
2:19 And it came to pass, when the judge was dead, [that] they returned, and corrupted [themselves] more than their fathers, in following other gods to serve them, and to bow down to them; they ceased not from their own doings, nor from their stubborn way.
2:20 And the anger of the LORD was hot against Israel ; and he said, Because that this people has transgressed my covenant which I commanded their fathers, and have not listened to my voice ;
2:21 I also will not from that time on drive out any from before them of the nations which Yeshua left when he died
2:22 That through them I may prove Israel, whether they will keep the way of the LORD to walk therein, as their fathers did keep [it], or not.
2:23 Therefore the LORD left those nations, without driving them out hastily ; neither delivered he them into the hand of Yeshua.

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