The men of Israel took captive 200,000 (A)of their relatives, women, sons, and daughters. They also took much spoil from them and brought the spoil to Samaria. But a prophet of the Lord was there, whose name was Oded, and he went out to meet the army that came to Samaria and said to them, “Behold, because the Lord, the God of your fathers, (B)was angry with Judah, he gave them into your hand, but you have killed them in a rage (C)that has reached up to heaven. 10 And now you intend to subjugate the people of Judah and Jerusalem, male and female, as your slaves. Have you not sins of your own against the Lord your God? 11 Now hear me, and send back the captives (D)from your relatives whom you have taken, for the fierce wrath of the Lord is upon you.”

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14 So the armed men left the captives and the spoil before the princes and all the assembly. 15 And (A)the men who have been mentioned by name rose and took the captives, and with the spoil they clothed all who were naked among them. They clothed them, gave them sandals, (B)provided them with food and drink, and anointed them, and carrying all the feeble among them on donkeys, they brought them to their kinsfolk at Jericho, (C)the city of palm trees. Then they returned to Samaria.

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