The LORD said to Gideon, "You have too many people for Me to hand the Midianites over to you, or else Israel might brag: 'I did it myself.'
Saul and all the troops with him assembled and marched to the battle, and there, the Philistines were fighting against each other in great confusion!
Then Hoshea son of Elah organized a conspiracy against Pekah son of Remaliah. He attacked him, killed him, and became king in his place in the twentieth year of Jotham son of Uzziah.
Pekah son of Remaliah killed 120,000 in Judah in one day-- all brave men-- because they had abandoned the LORD God of their ancestors.
An Ephraimite warrior named Zichri killed the king's son Maaseiah, Azrikam governor of the palace, and Elkanah who was second to the king.
Then the Israelites took 200,000 captives from their brothers-- women, sons, and daughters. They also took a great deal of plunder from them and brought it to Samaria.
Then many will take offense, betray one another and hate one another.
But if you bite and devour one another, watch out, or you will be consumed by one another.
For all this
Aram from the east and Philistia from the west have consumed Israel with open mouths. In all this, His anger is not removed, and His hand is still raised [to strike].
Therefore the Lord does not rejoice over Israel's young men and has no compassion on its fatherless and widows, for everyone is a godless evildoer, and every mouth speaks folly. In all this, His anger is not removed, and His hand is still raised [to strike].
Therefore the LORD's anger burns against His people. He raised His hand against them and struck them; the mountains quaked, and their corpses were like garbage in the streets. In all this, His anger is not removed, and His hand is still raised [to strike].
[There will be nothing to do] except crouch among the prisoners or fall among the slain. In all this, His anger is not removed, and His hand is still raised [to strike].
Because of this, put on sackcloth; mourn and wail, for the LORD's burning anger has not turned away from us.