But a prophet of the Lord named Oded was there, and he went out to meet the army when it returned to Samaria. He said to them, “Because the Lord, the God of your ancestors, was angry(A) with Judah, he gave them into your hand. But you have slaughtered them in a rage that reaches to heaven.(B)

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and prayed:

“I am too ashamed(A) and disgraced, my God, to lift up my face to you, because our sins are higher than our heads and our guilt has reached to the heavens.(B)

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“‘We would have healed Babylon,
    but she cannot be healed;
let us leave(A) her and each go to our own land,
    for her judgment(B) reaches to the skies,
    it rises as high as the heavens.’

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