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Judges 2:7

2:7 The people worshiped 1  the Lord throughout Joshua’s lifetime and as long as the elderly men 2  who outlived him remained alive. These men had witnessed 3  all the great things the Lord had done for Israel. 4 

Judges 2:17

2:17 But they did not obey 5  their leaders. Instead they prostituted themselves to other gods and worshiped 6  them. They quickly turned aside from the path 7  their ancestors 8  had walked. Their ancestors had obeyed the Lord’s commands, but they did not. 9 

1 tn Or “served”; or “followed.”

2 tn Or perhaps “elders,” which could be interpreted to mean “leaders.”

3 tn Heb “all the days of Joshua and all the days of the old men who outlived him, who had seen.”

4 tn Heb “the great work of the Lord which he had done for Israel.”

5 tn Or “did not listen to.”

6 tn Or “bowed before.”

7 tn Or “way [of life].”

8 tn Or “fathers.”

9 tn Heb “…walked, obeying the Lord’s commands. They did not do this.”

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