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27 So you handed them over to their enemies,
    and their enemies treated them badly.
But in this time of trouble our ancestors cried out to you,
    and you heard from heaven.
You had great mercy
    and gave them saviors who saved them from the power of their enemies.
28 But as soon as they had rest,
    they again did what was evil.
So you left them to their enemies
    who ruled over them.
When they cried out to you again,
    you heard from heaven.
    Because of your mercy, you saved them again and again.
29 You warned them to return to your teachings,
    but they were proud and did not obey your commands.
If someone obeys your laws, he will live,
    but they sinned against your laws.
They were stubborn, unwilling, and disobedient.

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27 So you delivered them into the hands of their enemies,(A) who oppressed them. But when they were oppressed they cried out to you. From heaven you heard them, and in your great compassion(B) you gave them deliverers,(C) who rescued them from the hand of their enemies.

28 “But as soon as they were at rest, they again did what was evil in your sight.(D) Then you abandoned them to the hand of their enemies so that they ruled over them. And when they cried out to you again, you heard from heaven, and in your compassion(E) you delivered them(F) time after time.

29 “You warned(G) them in order to turn them back to your law, but they became arrogant(H) and disobeyed your commands. They sinned against your ordinances, of which you said, ‘The person who obeys them will live by them.’(I) Stubbornly they turned their backs(J) on you, became stiff-necked(K) and refused to listen.(L)

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