God’s Anger against Israel – Judges 2

Judges 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 unto the land which I sware unto your  fathers; and I said, I will never break my covenant with you.

Judges 2:2 And ye shall make no league with the inhabitants of  this land; ye shall throw down their altars: but ye have not  obeyed my voice: why have ye done this? 

Judges 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 unto you. 

Judges 2:4 And it came to pass, when the  angel of the LORD spake these words unto all the children  of Israel, that the people lifted up their voice, and wept.  

Judges 2:5 And they called the name of that place Bochim: and  they sacrificed there unto the LORD.  

Judges 2:6 And when Joshua had let the people go, the children  of Israel went every man unto his inheritance to possess the  land. 

Judges 2:7 And the people served the LORD all the days of  Joshua, and all the days of the elders that outlived Joshua,  who had seen all the great works of the LORD, that he did  for Israel. 

Judges 2:8 And Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of  the LORD, died, being an hundred and ten years old.  

Judges 2:9 And they buried him in the border of his inheritance  in Timnath-heres, in the mount of Ephraim, on the north side of the hill Gaash. 

Judges 2:10 And also all that generation  were gathered unto their fathers: and there arose another  generation after them, which knew not the LORD, nor yet  the works which he had done for Israel.   

Judges 2:11 And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of  the LORD, and served Baalim: 

Judges 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  unto them, and provoked the LORD to anger. 

Judges 2:13 And  they forsook the LORD, and served Baal and Ashtaroth.  

Judges 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. 

Judges 2:15 Whithersoever they went out, the  hand of the LORD was against them for evil, as the LORD  had said, and as the LORD had sworn unto them: and they  were greatly distressed.  

Judges 2:16 Nevertheless the LORD raised up Judges, which  delivered them out of the hand of those that spoiled them.  

Judges 2:17 And yet they would not hearken unto their  Judges,  but they went a whoring after other gods, and bowed  themselves unto them: they turned quickly out of the way  which their fathers walked in, obeying the commandments  of the LORD; but they did not so. 

Judges 2:18 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 groanings by reason of them that oppressed them  and vexed them. 

Judges 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 unto them; they  ceased not from their own doings, nor from their stubborn  way.  

Judges 2:20 And the anger of the LORD was hot against Israel;  and he said, Because that this people hath transgressed my  covenant which I commanded their fathers, and have not  hearkened unto my voice; 

Judges 2:21 I also will not henceforth  drive out any from before them of the nations which Joshua  left when he died: 

Judges 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. 

Judges 2:23  Therefore the LORD left those nations, without driving  them out hastily; neither delivered he them into the hand of  Joshua.  KJV

The Book of Judges

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