1 Ascenditque angelus Domini de Galgalis in Bochim et ait: "Eduxi vos de Aegypto et introduxi in terram, pro qua iuravi patribus vestris et pollicitus sum, ut non facerem irritum pactum meum vobiscum in sempiternum,
2 ita dumtaxat ut non feriretis foedus cum habitatoribus terrae huius, sed aras eorum subverteretis. Et noluistis audire vocem meam. Cur hoc fecistis?
3 Quam ob rem nolui expellere eos a facie vestra, ut sint vobis in laqueum, et dii eorum in ruinam"
4 Cumque loqueretur angelus Domini verba haec ad omnes filios Israel, elevaverunt vocem suam et fleverunt.
5 Et vocatum est nomen loci illius Bochim (id est locus Flentium); immolaveruntque ibi hostias Domino.
6 Dimisit ergo Iosue populum, et abierunt filii Israel unusquisque in possessionem suam, ut obtinerent terram.
7 Servieruntque Domino cunctis diebus Iosue et seniorum, qui longo post eum vixerunt tempore et viderant universum opus magnum Domini, quod fecerat cum Israel.
8 Mortuus est autem Iosue filius Nun famulus Domini centum et decem annorum;
9 et sepelierunt eum in finibus possessionis suae in Thamnathsare in monte Ephraim a septentrionali plaga montis Gaas.
10 Omnisque illa generatio congregata est ad patres suos, et surrexerunt alii post illam, qui non noverant Dominum et opus, quod fecerat cum Israel.
11 Feceruntque filii Israel malum in conspectu Domini et servierunt Baalim
12 ac dimiserunt Dominum, Deum patrum suorum, qui eduxerat eos de terra Aegypti, et secuti sunt deos alienos, de diis populorum, qui habitabant in circuitu eorum, et adoraverunt eos et ad iracundiam concitaverunt Dominum
13 dimittentes eum et servientes Baal et Astharoth.
14 Iratusque Dominus contra Israel tradidit eos in manibus diripientium, qui diripuerunt eos, et vendidit eos hostibus, qui habitabant per gyrum, nec potuerunt resistere adversariis suis;
15 sed, quocumque pergere voluissent, manus Domini erat super eos ad malum, sicut locutus est et iuravit eis, et vehementer afflicti sunt.
16 Suscitavitque Dominus iudices, qui liberarent eos de vastantium manibus;
17 sed nec illos audire voluerunt fornicantes cum diis alienis et adorantes eos. Cito deseruerunt viam, per quam ingressi fuerant patres eorum audientes mandata Domini, et omnia fecere contraria.
18 Cumque Dominus iudices suscitaret eis, erat Dominus cum iudice et liberabat eos de manu hostium eorum toto tempore iudicis, quia flectebatur misericordia et audiebat gemitus afflictorum.
19 Postquam autem mortuus esset iudex, revertebantur et multo faciebant peiora quam fecerant patres sui, sequentes deos alienos, servientes eis et adorantes illos: non dimiserunt opera sua et viam durissimam, per quam ambulare consueverant.
20 Iratusque est furor Domini in Israel et ait: "Quia irritum fecit gens ista pactum meum, quod pepigeram cum patribus eorum, et vocem meam audire contempsit,
21 et ego non expellam gentes, quas dimisit Iosue et mortuus est;
22 ut in ipsis experiar Israel, utrum custodiant viam Domini et ambulent in ea, sicut custodierunt patres eorum, an non"
23 Dimisit ergo Dominus has nationes et cito expellere noluit nec tradidit in manibus Iosue.
King James Version
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.
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?
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.
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.
5 And they called the name of that place Bochim: and they sacrificed there unto the LORD.
6 ¶ And when Joshua had let the people go, the children of Israel went every man unto his inheritance to possess the land.
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.
8 And Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of the LORD, died, being an hundred and ten years old.
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.
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.
11 ¶ And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD, and served Baalim:
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.
13 And they forsook the LORD, and served Baal and Ashtaroth.
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.
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.
16 ¶ Nevertheless the LORD raised up judges, which delivered them out of the hand of those that spoiled them.
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.
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.
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.
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;
21 I also will not henceforth drive out any from before them of the nations which Joshua left when he died:
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.
23 Therefore the LORD left those nations, without driving them out hastily; neither delivered he them into the hand of Joshua.