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Again the Israelites did evil and turned away from the Lord. When they came to Him seeking help yet again, would He rescue them or would He tire of them?

BibleGateway: Judges 10:6-18; 11:29, 32-33

ESV Text: Judges 10:6-18; 11:29, 32-33

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 0:33 and ends at about 2:56

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     6 And the children of Israel did evil again in the sight of the LORD, and served Baalim, and Ashtaroth, and the gods of Syria, and the gods of Zidon, and the gods of Moab, and the gods of the children of Ammon, and the gods of the Philistines, and forsook the LORD, and served not him. 7 And the anger of the LORD was hot against Israel, and he sold them into the hands of the Philistines, and into the hands of the children of Ammon. 8 And that year they vexed and oppressed the children of Israel: eighteen years, all the children of Israel that were on the other side Jordan in the land of the Amorites, which is in Gilead. 9 Moreover the children of Ammon passed over Jordan to fight also against Judah, and against Benjamin, and against the house of Ephraim; so that Israel was sore distressed.

     10 And the children of Israel cried unto the LORD, saying, We have sinned against thee, both because we have forsaken our God, and also served Baalim. 11 And the LORD said unto the children of Israel, Did not I deliver you from the Egyptians, and from the Amorites, from the children of Ammon, and from the Philistines? 12 The Zidonians also, and the Amalekites, and the Maonites, did oppress you; and ye cried to me, and I delivered you out of their hand. 13 Yet ye have forsaken me, and served other gods: wherefore I will deliver you no more. 14 Go and cry unto the gods which ye have chosen; let them deliver you in the time of your tribulation. 15 And the children of Israel said unto the LORD, We have sinned: do thou unto us whatsoever seemeth good unto thee; deliver us only, we pray thee, this day. 16 And they put away the strange gods from among them, and served the LORD: and his soul was grieved for the misery of Israel. 17 Then the children of Ammon were gathered together, and encamped in Gilead. And the children of Israel assembled themselves together, and encamped in Mizpeh. 18 And the people and princes of Gilead said one to another, What man is he that will begin to fight against the children of Ammon? he shall be head over all the inhabitants of Gilead.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 139 (LSB 519):
In His Temple Now Behold Him — Organ Audio

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1. In His Temple now behold Him, 
See the long-expected Lord; 
Ancient prophets had foretold Him, – 
God has now fulfilled His word. 
Now, to praise Him, His redeemed 
Shall break forth with one accord. 

2. In the arms of her who bore Him, 
Virgin pure, behold Him lie, 
While His aged saints adore Him 
Ere in faith and hope they die. 
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! 
Lo! the incarnate God most high. 

3. Jesus, by Thy presentation, 
Thou, who didst for us endure, 
Make us see our great salvation, 
Seal us with Thy promise sure, 
And present us in Thy glory 
To Thy Father, cleansed and pure. 

4. Prince and Author of salvation, 
Be Thy boundless love our theme! 
Jesus, praise to Thee be given 
By the world Thou didst redeem, 
With the Father and the Spirit, 
Lord of majesty supreme!