So Joshua said to Achan, “My son, honor 1 the Lord God of Israel and give him praise! Tell me what you did; don’t hide anything from me!”
They captured it and put the sword to its king, all its surrounding cities, and all who lived in it; they 1 left no survivors. As they 2 had done at Eglon, they 3 annihilated it and all who lived there.
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
Just as they have done 1 from the day that I brought them up from Egypt until this very day, they have rejected me and have served other gods. This is what they are also doing to you.
Then Samuel said to the people, “Don’t be afraid. You have indeed sinned. 1 However, don’t turn aside from the Lord. Serve the Lord with all your heart.
David asked the men who were standing near him, “What will be done for the man who strikes down this Philistine and frees Israel from this humiliation? 1 For who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he defies the armies of the living God?”
You have sinned more than all who came before you. You went and angered me by making other gods, formed out of metal; you have completely disregarded me. 1
Therefore take note that not one of the judgments the Lord announced against Ahab’s dynasty has failed to materialize. The Lord had done what he announced through his servant Elijah.” 1
Therefore let us enact 1 a covenant with our God to send away all these women and their offspring, in keeping with your counsel, my lord, 2 and that of those who respect 3 the commandments of our God. And let it be done according to the law.
So all the assembly which had returned from the exile constructed temporary shelters and lived in them. The Israelites had not done so from the days of Joshua son of Nun until that day. Everyone experienced very great joy. 1
So Haman came in, and the king said to him, “What should be done for the man whom the king wishes to honor?” Haman thought to himself, 1 “Who is it that the king would want to honor more than me?”
The Lord says, “I have rejected them because 1 the people of Judah have done what I consider evil. 2 They have set up their disgusting idols in the temple 3 which I have claimed for my own 4 and have defiled it.
Now he has brought it about. The Lord has done just as he threatened to do. This disaster has happened because you people sinned against the Lord and did not obey him. 1