During his time of trouble King Ahaz was even more unfaithful to the Lord.
If you go to war in your land against an adversary who opposes 1 you, then you must sound an alarm with the trumpets, and you will be remembered before the Lord your God, and you will be saved 2 from your enemies.
Three of the thirty leaders went down to David at the rocky cliff at the cave of Adullam, while a Philistine force was camped in the Valley of Rephaim.
For we have been sold 1 – both I and my people – to destruction and to slaughter and to annihilation! If we had simply been sold as male and female slaves, I would have remained silent, for such distress would not have been sufficient for troubling the king.”
Before that time there was no compensation for man or animal, nor was there any relief from adversity for those who came and went, because I had pitted everybody – each one – against everyone else.