New International Version
54 And so he brought them to the border of his holy land,
to the hill country his right hand(A) had taken.
55 He drove out nations(B) before them
and allotted their lands to them as an inheritance;(C)
he settled the tribes of Israel in their homes.
56 But they put God to the test
and rebelled against the Most High;
they did not keep his statutes.
57 Like their ancestors(D) they were disloyal and faithless,
as unreliable as a faulty bow.(E)
58 They angered him(F) with their high places;(G)
they aroused his jealousy with their idols.(H)
59 When God heard(I) them, he was furious;(J)
he rejected Israel(K) completely.
60 He abandoned the tabernacle of Shiloh,(L)
the tent he had set up among humans.(M)
61 He sent the ark of his might(N) into captivity,(O)
his splendor into the hands of the enemy.
62 He gave his people over to the sword;(P)
he was furious with his inheritance.(Q)
63 Fire consumed(R) their young men,
and their young women had no wedding songs;(S)
64 their priests were put to the sword,(T)
and their widows could not weep.