Judges 2:3
Good News Translation
So I tell you now that I will not drive these people out as you advance. They will be your enemies, and you will be trapped by the worship of their gods."

Contemporary English Version
And so, I'll stop helping you defeat your enemies. Instead, they will be there to trap you into worshiping their idols.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Wherefore I would not destroy them from before your face; that you may have enemies, and their gods may be your ruin.

New American Bible
For I also said, I will not clear them out of your way; they will become traps for you, and their gods a snare for you.

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Wherefore I would not destroy them from before your face; that you may have enemies, and their gods may be your ruin.

I also said

Judges 2:21 I also will not destroy the nations which Josue left when he died:

Numbers 33:55 But if you will not kill the inhabitants of the land: they that remain, shall be unto you as nails in your eyes, and spears in your sides, and they shall be your adversaries in the land of your habitation.

Joshua 23:13 Know ye for a certainty that the Lord your God will not destroy them before your face, but they shall be a pit and a snare in your way, and a stumbling-block at your side, and stakes in your eyes, till he take you away and destroy you from off this excellent land, which he hath given you.

their gods

Judges 3:6 And they took their daughters to wives, and they gave their own daughters to their sons, and they served their gods.

Exodus 23:33 Let them not dwell in thy land, lest perhaps they make thee sin against me, if thou serve their gods; which, undoubtedly, will be a scandal to thee.

Exodus 34:12 Beware thou never join in friendship with the inhabitants of that land, which may be thy ruin:

Deuteronomy 7:16 Thou shalt consume all the people, which the Lord thy God will deliver to thee. Thy eye shall not spare them, neither shalt thou serve their gods, lest they be thy ruin.

1 Kings 11:1-7 And king Solomon loved many strange women, besides the daughter of Pharao, and women of Moab, and of Ammon, and of Edom, and of Sidon, and of the Hethites: . . .

Psalm 106:36 And served their idols, and it became a stumblingblock to them.

Context
Israel Rebuked at Bochim
2On condition that you should not make a league with the inhabitants of this land, but should throw down their altars: and you would not hear my voice: why have you done this? 3Wherefore I would not destroy them from before your face; that you may have enemies, and their gods may be your ruin.4And when the angel of the Lord spoke these words to all the children of Israel: they lifted up their voice, and wept.…
Cross References
Exodus 23:33
Let them not dwell in thy land, lest perhaps they make thee sin against me, if thou serve their gods; which, undoubtedly, will be a scandal to thee.

Numbers 33:55
But if you will not kill the inhabitants of the land: they that remain, shall be unto you as nails in your eyes, and spears in your sides, and they shall be your adversaries in the land of your habitation.

Joshua 23:13
Know ye for a certainty that the Lord your God will not destroy them before your face, but they shall be a pit and a snare in your way, and a stumbling-block at your side, and stakes in your eyes, till he take you away and destroy you from off this excellent land, which he hath given you.

Judges 2:4
And when the angel of the Lord spoke these words to all the children of Israel: they lifted up their voice, and wept.

Additional Translations
So now I tell you that I will not drive out these people before you; they will be thorns in your sides, and their gods will be a snare to you.”Why 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 to you.

Wherefore 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.

And I said, I will not drive them out from before you, but they shall be for a distress to you, and their gods shall be to you for an offence.

Wherefore I also said, I will not drive them out from before you; but they shall be [scourges] in your sides, and their gods shall be a snare unto you.

Wherefore 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.

Wherefore 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 to you.

Therefore 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 to you."

And I also have said, I do not cast them out from your presence, and they have been to you for adversaries, and their gods are to you for a snare.'
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