Jephthah

Again the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the Lord.(A) They served the Baals and the Ashtoreths,(B) and the gods of Aram,(C) the gods of Sidon,(D) the gods of Moab, the gods of the Ammonites(E) and the gods of the Philistines.(F) And because the Israelites forsook the Lord(G) and no longer served him,

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13 But you have forsaken(A) me and served other gods,(B) so I will no longer save you.

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People will answer,(A) ‘Because they have forsaken(B) the Lord their God, who brought their ancestors out of Egypt, and have embraced other gods, worshiping and serving them—that is why the Lord brought all this disaster(C) on them.’”

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18 “I have not made trouble for Israel,” Elijah replied. “But you(A) and your father’s family have. You have abandoned(B) the Lord’s commands and have followed the Baals.

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10 He replied, “I have been very zealous(A) for the Lord God Almighty. The Israelites have rejected your covenant,(B) torn down your altars,(C) and put your prophets to death with the sword. I am the only one left,(D) and now they are trying to kill me too.”

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13 “My people have committed two sins:
They have forsaken(A) me,
    the spring of living water,(B)
and have dug their own cisterns,
    broken cisterns that cannot hold water.

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19 And when the people ask,(A) ‘Why has the Lord our God done all this to us?’ you will tell them, ‘As you have forsaken me and served foreign gods(B) in your own land, so now you will serve foreigners(C) in a land not your own.’

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For they have forsaken(A) me and made this a place of foreign gods(B); they have burned incense(C) in it to gods that neither they nor their ancestors nor the kings of Judah ever knew, and they have filled this place with the blood of the innocent.(D)

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