Bible: Judg 2:1-5

Confrontation and Repentance at Bokim

2:1 The Lord’s angelic messenger 1  went up from Gilgal to Bokim. He said, “I brought you up from Egypt and led you into the land I had solemnly promised to give to your ancestors. 2  I said, ‘I will never break my agreement 3  with you, 2:2 but you must not make an agreement with the people who live in this land. You should tear down the altars where they worship.’ 4  But you have disobeyed me. 5  Why would you do such a thing? 6  2:3 At that time I also warned you, 7  ‘If you disobey, 8  I will not drive out the Canaanites 9  before you. They will ensnare you 10  and their gods will lure you away.’ 11 

2:4 When the Lord’s messenger finished speaking these words to all the Israelites, the people wept loudly. 12  2:5 They named that place Bokim 13  and offered sacrifices to the Lord there.

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