Because the people were rich, that caused them to
But Israel became more and more rich,
and so the people built more
Their land became better and better.
So they could build special stones that they could
But now they must understand that they have done wrong things.
He will destroy their special stones.
We do not
But if we had a king, he could not do anything for us.”
They agree about things with other countries.
People do not agree with each other in
These things are like weeds that have poison.
Weeds that are growing in a field will soon grow into plants.
They will cry because their
Their very bad
They were very happy with their beautiful
But now someone will carry the
It will be a gift for the king of Assyria.
They will be very sorry that they
He (the king) will be like a piece of wood that water carries away.
These are places where Israel's people have
Weeds will grow on their
Then the people will say to the mountains, “Hide us!”
They will say to the hills, “Fall on us!” ’, God says.
punish the people in Israel because of their sin
You have continued to
But those very bad people at Gibeah had a war.
Countries will join together to attack them.
They will put the people from Israel in prisons because of their very bad
They are like a cow that loves to walk on
But I decided to be like someone who puts a
I wanted to show
so they could work hard.
I wanted Judah's people to be like a farmer who breaks up the ground.
A farmer may have some ground that he has not used for more than a year.
He should dig that ground to make it not so hard.
You should be like that farmer.
You should start to do the right things and the good things.
Do these things because it is time for you to look for the
When he comes, he will cause good to things come down on you like rain!
Bad plants grow.
And you are in trouble.
You have said things that are not true. So you have had the results of this.
But you believed that you could help yourselves.
And you believed that your soldiers would help you.
That is why bad things have happened to you.
Your enemies will destroy your strong places.
It will be like the time that King Shalman destroyed Betharbel city in war.
At that time, people killed mothers with their children.
That is because you did so many very bad things.
When that day begins, the king of Israel will die.’