Judges 2 – KJV & CCBT

King James Version

Judges 2:1-23

1And 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.2.1 angel: or, messenger 2And 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? 3Wherefore 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. 4And 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. 5And they called the name of that place Bochim: and they sacrificed there unto the LORD.2.5 Bochim: that is, Weepers

6¶ And when Joshua had let the people go, the children of Israel went every man unto his inheritance to possess the land. 7And 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.2.7 outlived: Heb. prolonged days after 8And Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of the LORD, died, being an hundred and ten years old. 9And 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.2.9 Timnath-heres: also called, Timnath-serah 10And 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: 12And 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. 13And 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. 15Whithersoever 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.2.16 delivered: Heb. saved 17And 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. 18And 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. 19And 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.2.19 corrupted…: or, were corrupt2.19 ceased…: Heb. let nothing fall of their

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; 21I also will not henceforth drive out any from before them of the nations which Joshua left when he died: 22That 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. 23Therefore the LORD left those nations, without driving them out hastily; neither delivered he them into the hand of Joshua.2.23 left: or, suffered

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

士師記 2:1-23


1耶和華的天使從吉甲來到波金,對以色列人說:「我帶你們離開埃及,領你們去我起誓要賜給你們祖先的土地。我說,『我永不廢棄跟你們立的約, 2你們不可跟這裡的居民立約,要毀掉他們的祭壇。』可是你們為什麼不聽呢? 3因此,我告訴你們,我必不趕走這裡的居民,他們必成為你們肋旁的刺,他們的神明必成為你們的網羅。」 4以色列人聽了耶和華的天使說的話,就放聲大哭, 5他們稱那地方為波金2·5 波金」意思是「哭泣」。,在那裡向耶和華獻祭。


6約書亞遣散以色列人後,他們便各自去攻佔所分得的土地。 7約書亞在世的時候,以色列人都事奉耶和華。他死後,那些目睹耶和華為以色列人行大事的長老還在世的時候,以色列人仍然事奉耶和華。 8耶和華的僕人、的兒子約書亞去世時享年一百一十歲。 9以色列人把他葬在他自己的土地上,在迦實山以北、以法蓮山區的亭拿·希烈10那一代人都去世後,新一代不認識耶和華,也不知道耶和華為以色列人所行的事。

11以色列人做耶和華視為惡的事,祭拜巴力12他們背棄了領他們祖先離開埃及的上帝耶和華,追隨、祭拜鄰邦的各種神明,因而惹耶和華發怒。 13他們背棄耶和華,去祭拜巴力亞斯她錄14耶和華向他們發怒,使他們遭到掠奪者的攻擊和四周仇敵的壓制,毫無抵抗之力。 15他們每次出戰,耶和華都與他們為敵,使他們戰敗,正如祂的誓言。他們苦不堪言。

16後來,耶和華使士師2·16 士師」意思是「首領」。興起,從掠奪者手中拯救他們。 17但他們不聽從士師的話,與其他神明苟合,祭拜它們,很快偏離他們祖先的道路,沒有像他們的祖先那樣遵行耶和華的命令。 18耶和華見他們因敵人的壓迫和苦待而哀號,就憐憫他們,使士師陸續興起,並與每位士師同在。士師在世之日,耶和華從仇敵手中拯救他們。 19士師去世以後,他們又故態復萌,追隨、祭拜其他神明,比他們的祖先更敗壞。他們執迷不悟,怙惡不悛。 20耶和華向他們發怒,說:「這百姓違背了我跟他們祖先所立的約,不聽從我的話。 21因此,我不再逐出約書亞去世時還沒有趕走的外族人, 22我要藉此試驗以色列人,看他們是否像他們祖先一樣謹遵我的道。」 23這就是為什麼耶和華留下那些外族人,沒有立刻把他們趕走,也沒有把他們交在約書亞手中。