Nevertheless they were disobedient , and rebelled against thee, and cast thy lawbehind their backs, and slew thy prophets which testified against them to turn them to thee, and they wroughtgreatprovocations.27
Therefore thou deliveredst them into the hand of their enemies, who vexed them: and in the time of their trouble, when they cried unto thee, thou heardest them from heaven; and according to thy manifoldmercies thou gavest them saviours , who saved them out of the hand of their enemies.28
But after they had rest , they didaevilagainbefore 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 manytimes didst thou deliver them according to thy mercies;29
And testifiedst against them, that thou mightest bring them again unto thy law: yet they dealt proudly , and hearkened not unto thy commandments, but sinned against thy judgments, (which if a mando , he shall live in them;) and withdrewb the shoulder, and hardened their neck, and would not hear .
Yet manyyears didst thou forbearc them, and testifiedst against them by thy spiritin thy prophets: yet would they not give ear : therefore gavest thou them into the hand of the people of the lands.31
Nevertheless for thy greatmercies' sake thou didst not utterly consume them, nor forsake them; for thou art a gracious and mercifulGod.