Some men came by
Hezekiah prayed before the Lord: “Lord God of Israel, who is enthroned on the cherubs!
When David had settled into his palace,
In the spring, at the time when kings normally conduct wars,
“God does not really live with humankind on the earth!
In those days while Mordecai was sitting at the king’s gate, Bigthan
At that time
For look, the Lord is coming out of the place where he lives,
“O Lord who commands armies, O God of Israel, who is enthroned on the cherubim!
They did not ask: ‘Where is the Lord who delivered us out of Egypt, who brought us through the wilderness, through a land of desert sands and rift valleys, through a land of drought and deep darkness,
The Lord says, “Enroll this man in the register as though he were childless.
For I, the Lord, affirm that
I for my part will stay at Mizpah to represent you before the Babylonians
The Lord spoke about the Ammonites.
I will destroy Babylonia just like I did Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighboring towns. No one will live there.
“Son of man, you are living in the midst of a rebellious house.
O Lord, according to all your justice,
The men of Manasseh did not conquer Beth Shan, Taanach, or their surrounding towns. Nor did they conquer the people living in Dor, Ibleam, Megiddo