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Meaning of repentance

In Judges 10, we find the record of the Israelites fighting against the Ammonites. Verse 6 describes Israel's spiritual condition at that time:


Judges 10:6

«Then the children of Israel again did evil in the sight of the Lord, and served the Baalims and the Astoreths, the gods of Syria, the gods of Sidon, the gods of Moab, the gods of the people of Ammon and the gods of the Philistines; and they forsook the Lord and they did not serve Him»


As they had done many times in the past, the children of Israel abandoned the Lord, and followed the gods of the various nations around. The Lord was not indifferent with this behavior. Verses 7-9 tell us:


Judges 10:7-9

«So 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 people of Ammon. From that year they harassed and oppressed the children of Israel for eighteen years - all the children of Israel who were on the other side of the Jordan in the land of the Amorites, in Gilead. Moreover the people of Ammon crossed over the Jordan, to fight against Judah also, against Benjamin, and against the house of Ephraim, so that Israel was severally distressed

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