The answer will come back, “It is because they broke their covenant with the Lord their God and worshiped and served other gods.”
When all the kings who were subject to Hadadezer 1 saw they were defeated by Israel, they made peace with Israel and became subjects of Israel. 2 The Arameans were no longer willing to help the Ammonites.
Others will then answer, 1 ‘Because they abandoned the Lord God of their ancestors, 2 who led them out of Egypt. They embraced other gods whom they worshiped and served. 3 That is why he brought all this disaster down on them.’”
Then tell them that the Lord says, 1 ‘It is because your ancestors 2 rejected me and paid allegiance to 3 other gods. They have served them and worshiped them. But they have rejected me and not obeyed my law. 4