Yet they say to God: “Leave us alone!
We don’t want to know Your ways.
I give up! I will not live forever.
Leave me alone, for my days are a breath.
Will You ever look away from me,
or leave me alone long enough to swallow?
Are my days not few? Stop it!
Leave me alone, so that I can smile a little
Isn’t this what we told you in Egypt: Leave us alone so that we may serve the Egyptians? It would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the wilderness.”
1 Samuel 11:3
“Don’t do anything to us for seven days,” the elders of Jabesh said to him, “and let us send messengers throughout the territory of Israel. If no one saves us, we will surrender to you.”
Then he will answer from inside and say, ‘Don’t bother me! The door is already locked, and my children and I have gone to bed. I can’t get up to give you anything.’
Turn Your angry gaze from me
so that I may be cheered up
before I die and am gone.”
She also said to her father, “Let me do this one thing: Let me wander two months through the mountains with my friends and mourn my virginity.”
?Samek“Stay away! Unclean!” people shouted at them.
“Away, away! Don’t touch us!”
So they wandered aimlessly.
It was said among the nations,
“They can stay here no longer.”