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34 They did not destroy(A) the peoples
as the Lord had commanded(B) them,
35 but they mingled(C) with the nations
and adopted their customs.
36 They worshiped their idols,(D)
which became a snare(E) to them.
37 They sacrificed their sons(F)
and their daughters to false gods.(G)
38 They shed innocent blood,
the blood of their sons(H) and daughters,
whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan,
and the land was desecrated by their blood.
39 They defiled themselves(I) by what they did;
by their deeds they prostituted(J) themselves.
40 Therefore the Lord was angry(K) with his people
and abhorred his inheritance.(L)
41 He gave them into the hands(M) of the nations,
and their foes ruled over them.
42 Their enemies oppressed(N) them
and subjected them to their power.
43 Many times he delivered them,(O)
but they were bent on rebellion(P)
and they wasted away in their sin.
44 Yet he took note of their distress
when he heard their cry;(Q)
45 for their sake he remembered his covenant(R)
and out of his great love(S) he relented.(T)
46 He caused all who held them captive
to show them mercy.(U)
48 Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel,
from everlasting to everlasting.
Let all the people say, “Amen!”(Z)
Praise the Lord.