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24     Into the land they went, and it became theirs.
        For our forefathers You made sure even the Canaanites there were powerless.
    You subdued everything and everyone to their power—
        land, kings, and people—to do with as they pleased.
25     They overwhelmed strong and secure cities.
        They overtook fertile, productive land.
    They claimed well-furnished houses, wells that were already dug,
        vineyards, olive groves, and orchards filled with fruit.
    They ate their fill. They grew fat.
        They basked in Your generosity and goodness.
26     Even so, again they chose to defy You.
        They rebelled.
        They abandoned Your law.
    They killed the prophets who spoke Your word,
        who pleaded with them to return to You, God.
    And again, atrocities multiplied on top of atrocities.

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24 Their children went in and took possession of the land.(A) You subdued(B) before them the Canaanites, who lived in the land; you gave the Canaanites into their hands, along with their kings and the peoples of the land, to deal with them as they pleased. 25 They captured fortified cities and fertile land;(C) they took possession of houses filled with all kinds of good things,(D) wells already dug, vineyards, olive groves and fruit trees in abundance. They ate to the full and were well-nourished;(E) they reveled in your great goodness.(F)

26 “But they were disobedient and rebelled against you; they turned their backs on your law.(G) They killed(H) your prophets,(I) who had warned them in order to turn them back to you; they committed awful blasphemies.(J)

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