24 So the children went in, and possessed the land, and thou subduedst before them the inhabitants of the land, even the Canaanites, and gavest them into their hands, with their kings and the people of the land, that they might do with them what they would.

25 And they took their strong cities and the fat land, and possessed houses full of all goods, cisterns dug out, vineyards and olives, and trees for food in abundance, and they did eat, and were filled, and became fat, and lived in pleasure through thy great goodness.

26 Yet they were disobedient, and rebelled against thee, and cast thy Law behind their backs, and slew thy Prophets (which [a]protested among them to turn them unto thee) and committed great blasphemies.

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Footnotes

  1. Nehemiah 9:26 Taking heaven and earth to witness, that God would destroy them, except they returned, as 2 Chron. 24:19.

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