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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Do all these evildoers know nothing?(A)

They devour my people(B) as though eating bread;
    they never call on the Lord.(C)

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When the wicked advance against me
    to devour[a] me,
it is my enemies and my foes
    who will stumble and fall.(A)

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 27:2 Or slander

26 For they persecute those you wound
    and talk about the pain of those you hurt.(A)

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14 those whose teeth(A) are swords
    and whose jaws are set with knives(B)
to devour(C) the poor(D) from the earth
    and the needy from among mankind.(E)

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Surely he took up our pain
    and bore our suffering,(A)
yet we considered him punished by God,(B)
    stricken by him, and afflicted.(C)

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