God As Enemy
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Samuel said, Why then do you ask me, seeing that the Lord has turned from you and has become your enemy?
But they rebelled and grieved His Holy Spirit; therefore He turned to become their enemy and Himself fought against them.
He has also kindled His wrath against me, and He counts me as one of His adversaries.
But behold, God finds occasions against me and causes of alienation and indifference; He counts me as His enemy.
He has bent His bow like an enemy; He has stood with His right hand set like a foe and has slain all the delights and pride of the eye; on and in the tent of the Daughter of Zion He has poured out His wrath like fire.
All your lovers (allies) have forgotten you; they neither seek, inquire of, or require you. For I have hurt you with the wound of an enemy, with the chastisement of a cruel and merciless foe, because of the greatness of your perversity and guilt, because your sins are glaring and innumerable.
The Lord has become like an enemy; He has destroyed Israel. He has destroyed all its palaces, has laid in ruins its strongholds, and has multiplied in the Daughter of Judah groaning and moaning and lamentation.