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1 The Book of JUDGES.

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hand of the house of Joseph prevailed, so that 17 And Judah went with Simcon his bro. they became tributaries. ther, and they New the Canaanites that inha. 3 And the coall of the Amories was from bited Zepbath. and utterly destrove it : (and the going up to Akrabbim, Irom the rock. 1he name of the city was called Hormah :) and upward.

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CHA PIlince at Bochim. judges, then them out of the hand of

The Israelites rebuked at Bocbim. Chap. ii, il.

Their oblinare idolatry.

18 And when the LORD raised them up 1 An erzel rebakerb the people at Rocbim, judges, then the LORD was with the judge,

6 The wickedness of the new generation and delivered them out of the hand of their after oua: 20 their punilement.

enemies all the days of the judge: (for it AND an angel of the LORD came up from repented the LORD beraure of their groanings, A Gilgal to Bochim, and said, I made you by reason of them that cypressed them, and to go up out of Egypt, and have brought you vexed them.) unto the land which I sware unto your fathers; 19 And it came to pass, when the judge was and I said, I will never break my covenant dead, that they returned, and corrupted bent with you.

Selves more than their fathers, in following 2 And se hall make no league with the in. other gods to serve them, and to bow down habitants of this land; ye thall throw down unto them: they ceased not from their own their altars : but ye have not obeyed my doings, nor from their ftubborn way. voice; why have ye done this?

20 And the anger of the LORD was hot Wherefore l'allo said, I will not drive against Israel: and he said, Because that this them out from before you; but they shall be people have tranfgreffed my covenant which ar thorns in your fides, and their gods fhall be I commanded their fathers, and have not afnare anto you.

hearkened unto my voice; 4 And it came to pass, when the angel ofthe 21 I also will not henceforth drive out any LORD (pake these words unto all the children from before them of the nations which Joshua of Israel, that the people lifted up their voice, left when he died; and wept.

22 That through them I may prove Israel, And they called the name of that place whether they will keep the way of the LORD Bochim: and they sacrificed there unto the to walk therein, as their fathers did keep it, LORD.

or not. 69 And when Joshua hai let the people go, 23 Therefore the LORD left those nations, the children of Israel went every man unio without driving them out haitily; neither his inheritance to possess the land.

delivered he them into the hand of Joshua. 7 And the people served the LORD all

CHAP. II. the days of Joihua, and all the days oi the 1 The nations left to prove Ifrael: s by com. clders that outlived Joshua, who had seen all munion with ibem They commit idolatr,. 9 the great works of the LORD that he did for of Orhniel. 12 of Ehud, &c. Israel.

N OW there are the nations which the 8 And Jothua the son of Nun, the servant of W LORD left to prove Israel by them :(even the Lord, died, being an hundred and ten as many of Ifrael as had not known all the years old.

wars of Canaan; And they buried him in the border of his 2 Only that the generations of the children inheritance in Timnath-heres, in the mount of Israel might know to teach them war, at of Ephraim, on the north file of the hill Gaash, the least such as before knew nothing there.

TO And also all that generation were ga- of;) thered unto their fathers : and there arose 3 Namely, five lords of the Philistines, and another generation after them, which knew all the Canaanites, and the Sidonians, and not the LORD, nor yet the works which he the Hivites that dwelt in mount Lebanon, had done for Ifrael.

froin mount Baal-hermon unto the entering TI S And the children of Israel did evil in in of Hamath. the fight of the LORD, and served Baalim.

4 And they were to prove Israel by them, 12 And they forsook the LORD God of their to know whether they would hearken unto fathers, which brought them out of the land the coinmandments of the LORD, which he of Egypt, and followed other gods, of the gods commanded their fathers by the hand of of the people that were round about them, Moses. and bowed themselves unto them, and pro- 5 And the children of Israel dwelt among voked the LORD to anger.

the Canaanites, Hittites, and Amorites, and 13 And they forfook the LORD, and served Perizzites, and Hivites, and Jebufites. Baal and Astaroth.

6 And they took their daughters to be their 14 I And the anger of the LORD was hot wives, and gave their daughters to their fons, againfi Israel, and he delivered them into the and served their gods. hands of spoilers that spoiled them, and he1 And the children of Israel did evil in the Sold them into the hands of their enemies Gight of the LORD, and forgat the LORD their sound about, so that they could not any longer God, and served Baalim and the gioves; fand before their enemies.

8 Therefore the anger of the LORD was 1s Withersoever they went out, the hand hot against Ifrael, and he fold them into the of the LORD was againt them for evil, as hand of Chuhan rithathaim king of Meropo. the Lord had said, and as the LORD had tamia: and the children of Israel served Sworn unto them: and they were greatly Chushan-rithathaim eight years. diftrefled.

y And when the children of Israel criedi.. 16 Nevertheless, the LORD raised up to the LORD, the LORD raised up a deliverer judges, which delivered them out of the to the children of Israel, who delivered them, hand of those that spoiled them.

even Othniel the son of Kenaz, Caleb's younger 17 And yet they would not hearken unto brother. their junges, but they went a whoring af. 10 And the Spirit of the LORD came upon ter other gods, and bowed themselves unto him, and he judged Ifrael, and went out to then they turned quickly out of the way war; and the LORD delivered Chuthan-rinha. which their fathers walked in, obeying the thaim king of Mesopotamia into his hand: commandments of the LORD: but they did and his hand prevailed against Chunhan-rima.


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