5 And they called the name of that place Bochim: [1] and they sacrificed there unto the Lord.

Other Translations of Judges 2:5

New International Version

5 and they called that place Bokim."Bokim" means "weepers." There they offered sacrifices to the Lord.

English Standard Version

5 And they called the name of that place Bochim.Bochim means weepers And they sacrificed there to the Lord.

The Message

5 They named the place Bokim (Weepers). And there they sacrificed to God.

New King James Version

5 Then they called the name of that place Bochim; and they sacrificed there to the Lord.

New Living Translation

5 So they called the place Bokim (which means "weeping"), and they offered sacrifices there to the Lord .

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Judges 2:5

Commentary on Judges 2:1-5

(Read Judges 2:1-5)

It was the great Angel of the covenant, the Word, the Son of God, who spake with Divine authority as Jehovah, and now called them to account for their disobedience. God sets forth what he had done for Israel, and what he had promised. Those who throw off communion with God, and have fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, know not what they do now, and will have nothing to say for themselves in the day of account shortly. They must expect to suffer for this their folly. Those deceive themselves who expect advantages from friendship with God's enemies. God often makes men's sin their punishment; and thorns and snares are in the way of the froward, who will walk contrary to God. The people wept, crying out against their own folly and ingratitude. They trembled at the word, and not without cause. It is a wonder sinners can ever read the Bible with dry eyes. Had they kept close to God and their duty, no voice but that of singing had been heard in their congregation; but by their sin and folly they made other work for themselves, and nothing is to be heard but the voice of weeping. The worship of God, in its own nature, is joy, praise, and thanksgiving; our sins alone render weeping needful. It is pleasing to see men weep for their sins; but our tears, prayers, and even amendment, cannot atone for sin.