2 Chronicles 29:6-10

Why God was angry with Judah

6 ‘Our ancestors have not done the right things. They did very wrong things that the Lord our God did not like. They stopped worshipping him. And they turned away from the Lord's temple. 7 They also shut the doors of the temple and they stopped burning oil in the lamps. They did not burn oils with sweet smells there. And they have not given sacrifices by fire in the holy place to the God of Israel. 8 So the Lord has become angry with Judah and Jerusalem. He made them places where nobody wants to be. You can see this with your own eyes. 9 So our fathers died while they were fighting our enemies. And our sons, our daughters and our wives are in foreign countries because of it. 10 Now I want to give a promise to the Lord Israel's God. Then he will stop being very angry with us.’