“Then, when they were at rest again, they went back to doing evil before you. Then you abandoned them to 1 their enemies, and they gained dominion over them. When they again cried out to you, in your compassion you heard from heaven and rescued them time and again.
The land will be abandoned by them 1 in order that it may make up for 2 its Sabbaths while it is made desolate 3 without them, 4 and they will make up for their iniquity because 5 they have rejected my regulations and have abhorred 6 my statutes.
The Israelites again did evil in the Lord’s sight. 1 They worshiped 2 the Baals and the Ashtars, 3 as well as the gods of Syria, Sidon, 4 Moab, the Ammonites, and the Philistines. 5 They abandoned the Lord and did not worship 6 him.
This will happen because they have abandoned me and offered sacrifices 1 to other gods, angering me with all the idols they have made. 2 My anger will ignite against this place and will not be extinguished!’”
So Edom has remained free from Judah’s control to this very day. 1 At that same time Libnah also rebelled and freed themselves from Judah’s control 2 because Jehoram 3 rejected the Lord God of his ancestors.
Even though the invading Syrian army was relatively weak, the Lord handed over to them Judah’s very large army, 1 for the people of Judah 2 had abandoned the Lord God of their ancestors. The Syrians 3 gave Joash what he deserved. 4
“Due to your great compassion you did not abandon them in the desert. The pillar of cloud did not stop guiding them in the path by day, 1 nor did the pillar of fire stop illuminating for them by night the path on which they should travel.
Indeed, O Lord, 1 you have abandoned your people, the descendants of Jacob. For diviners from the east are everywhere; 2 they consult omen readers like the Philistines do. 3 Plenty of foreigners are around. 4
My hand discovered the wealth of the nations, as if it were in a nest, as one gathers up abandoned eggs, I gathered up the whole earth. There was no wing flapping, or open mouth chirping.” 1
and likewise the men also abandoned natural relations with women 1 and were inflamed in their passions 2 for one another. Men 3 committed shameless acts with men and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.
He met 1 Asa and told him, “Listen to me, Asa and all Judah and Benjamin! The Lord is with you when you are loyal to him. 2 If you seek him, he will respond to you, 3 but if you reject him, he will reject you.
For she leaves 1 her eggs on the ground, and lets them be warmed on the soil.
I will keep your statutes. Do not completely abandon me! 1
They 1 immediately left the boat and their father and followed him.
Look, your house is left to you desolate!
and so incur judgment for breaking their former pledge. 1