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But after they had rest, they did evil again before thee: therefore leftest thou them in the hand of their enemies, so that they had the dominion over them: yet when they returned, and cried unto thee, thou heardest them from heaven; and many times didst thou deliver them according to thy mercies;
Did evil again
And the land had rest forty years. And Othniel, the son of Kenaz, died.
But the sons of Israel did evil again in the sight of the LORD when Ehud was dead.
So let all thine enemies perish, O LORD, but let those that love thee be as the sun when he rises in all his might. And the land had rest forty years.
And the sons of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD, and the LORD delivered them into the hands of Midian for seven years.
1 Kings 8:33
When thy people Israel are smitten down before the enemy because they have sinned against thee and shall turn again to thee and confess thy name and pray and make supplication with humility unto thee in this house,
Look down from heaven, and behold from the habitation of thy holiness and of thy glory; where is thy zeal and thy strength, the feeling of thy bowels and of thy mercies toward me? are they restrained?
He delivered them many times, but they rebelled at his counsel and were brought low for their iniquity.
They did not keep the covenant of God and refused to walk in his law