And the LORDsaid unto the children of Israel, Did not I deliver you from the Egyptians, and from the Amorites, from the children of Ammon, and from the Philistines?12
The Zidonians also, and the Amalekites, and the Maonites, did oppress you; and ye cried to me, and I delivered you out of their hand.13
Yet ye have forsaken me, and servedothergods: wherefore I will deliver you no more .
14Go and cry unto the gods which ye have chosen ; let themdeliver you in the time of your tribulation.15
And the children of Israelsaid unto the LORD, We have sinned : do thou unto us whatsoever seemethagood unto thee; deliver us only, we pray thee, this day.16
And they put away the strangebgods from among them, and served the LORD: and his soul was grieved for the misery of Israel.17
Then the children of Ammon were gathered together , and encamped in Gilead. And the children of Israel assembled themselves together , and encamped in Mizpeh.18
And the people and princes of Gileadsaidone to another, What man is he that will begin to fight against the children of Ammon? he shall be head over all the inhabitants of Gilead.