Thus he brought them to the border of his holy land, to the hill country his right hand1 had taken.
He drove out nations2 before them and allotted their lands to them as an inheritance;3 he settled the tribes of Israel in their homes.
But they put God to the test and rebelled against the Most High; they did not keep his statutes.
Like their fathers4 they were disloyal and faithless, as unreliable as a faulty bow.558
They angered him6 with their high places;7 they aroused his jealousy with their idols.859
When God heard9 them, he was very angry;10 he rejected Israel11 completely.
He abandoned the tabernacle of Shiloh,12 the tent he had set up among men.1361
He sent [the ark of] his might14 into captivity,15 his splendor into the hands of the enemy.
He gave his people over to the sword;16 he was very angry with his inheritance.1763
Fire consumed18 their young men, and their maidens had no wedding songs;1964
their priests were put to the sword,20 and their widows could not weep.