3 O God, you have rejected us, and you have ruined us. You became angry, and yet you have been merciful to us.
4 You have moved the earth, and you have disturbed it. Heal its breaches, for it has been moved.
5 You have revealed to your people difficulties. You have made us drink the wine of remorse.
6 You have given a warning sign to those who fear you, so that they may flee from before the face of the bow, so that your beloved may be delivered.
7 Save me with your right hand, and hear me.
8 God has spoken in his holy place: I will rejoice, and I will divide Shechem, and I will measure the steep valley of the tabernacles.
9 Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine. And Ephraim is the strength of my head. Judah is my king.
10 Moab is the cooking pot of my hope. Into Idumea, I will extend my shoe. To me, the foreigners have been made subject.
11 Who will lead me into the fortified city? Who will lead me all the way to Idumea?
12 Will not you, O God, who has rejected us? And will not you, O God, go out with our armies?
13 Grant us help from tribulation. For salvation from man is empty.
2 Kings 17:5-8, 13-15a, 18
5 And he wandered through the entire land. And ascending to Samaria, he besieged it for three years.
6 And in the ninth year of Hoshea, the king of the Assyrians captured Samaria, and he carried away Israel to Assyria. And he stationed them in Halah and in Habor, beside the river of Gozan, in the cities of the Medes.
7 For it happened that, when the sons of Israel had sinned against the Lord, their God, who had led them away from the land of Egypt, from the hand of Pharaoh, the king of Egypt, they worshipped strange gods.
8 And they walked according to the rituals of the nations that the Lord had consumed in the sight of the sons of Israel, and of the kings of Israel. For they had acted similarly.
13 And the Lord testified to them, in Israel and in Judah, through the hand of all the prophets and seers, saying: "Return from your wicked ways, and keep my precepts and ceremonies, in accord with the entire law, which I instructed to your fathers, and just as I sent to you by the hand of my servants, the prophets."
14 But they did not listen. Instead, they hardened their necks to be like the neck of their fathers, who were not willing to obey the Lord, their God.
15 And they cast aside his ordinances, and the covenant that he formed with their fathers, and the testimonies which he testified to them.
18 And the Lord became vehemently angry with Israel, and he took them away from his sight. And there remained no one, except the tribe of Judah alone.
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