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Judges 2:4-6 Modern English Version (MEV)

When the angel of the Lord spoke these words to all the children of Israel, the people raised their voices and wept aloud. They named that place Bokim and sacrificed to the Lord there.

The Death of Joshua

When Joshua dismissed the people, each Israelite went to his inheritance to possess the land.

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Judges 2:4-6 New International Version (NIV)

When the angel of the Lord had spoken these things to all the Israelites, the people wept aloud, and they called that place Bokim.[a] There they offered sacrifices to the Lord.

Disobedience and Defeat

After Joshua had dismissed the Israelites, they went to take possession of the land, each to their own inheritance.


  1. Judges 2:5 Bokim means weepers.
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