But you have forsaken1 me and served other gods,2 so I will no longer save you.
Go and cry out to the gods you have chosen. Let them save3 you when you are in trouble!4"
But the Israelites said to the LORD, "We have sinned. Do with us whatever you think best,5 but please rescue us now."
Then they got rid of the foreign gods among them and served the LORD.6 And he could bear Israel's misery7 no longer.817
When the Ammonites were called to arms and camped in Gilead, the Israelites assembled and camped at Mizpah.918
The leaders of the people of Gilead said to each other, "Whoever will launch the attack against the Ammonites will be the head10 of all those living in Gilead."