Contemporary English Version
The Lord’s Angel Speaks to Israel
2 The Lord’s angel went from Gilgal to Bochim[a] and gave the Israelites this message from the Lord:
I promised your ancestors that I would give this land to their families, and I brought your people here from Egypt. We made an agreement that I promised never to break, 2 and you promised not to make any peace treaties with the other nations that live in the land. Besides that, you agreed to tear down the altars where they sacrifice to their idols. But you didn’t keep your promise.
- 2.1 Bochim: In Hebrew “Bochim” means “crying” (see verse 5).