punish the people in Israel because of their sin
You have continued to
War destroyed those bad people at Gibeah.
because of all their
At a time that I choose, the many armies will join together to attack them.
They will cause Israel's people to become their slaves.
They are like a cow that loves to walk on
But I decided to be like someone who puts a
I wanted to show Ephraim's people the right way,
so that they could work hard.
I wanted Judah's people to be like a farmer who breaks up the ground.
He digs the ground to make the plants grow well.
You should be like that farmer.
Work hard to do what is right.
Then the Lord will
It is time for you to turn to the Lord.
Then he will bless you, like rain that falls on the ground!
You have worked hard to
so now your food will be
But you believed that you could help yourselves.
And you have
You believed that your own soldiers could help you.
Your enemies will destroy your strong places.
It will be like the time that King Shalman destroyed Beth-Arbel 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.’