But bring here these enemies of mine, who did not want me to rule over them, and slaughter them in my presence.'"
Ask of Me, and I will make the nations Your inheritance and the ends of the earth Your possession.
You will break them with a rod of iron; You will shatter them like pottery."
Your hand will capture all your enemies; your right hand will seize those who hate you.
You will make them [burn] like a fiery furnace when you appear; the LORD will engulf them in His wrath, and fire will devour them.
You will wipe their descendants from the earth and their offspring from the human race.
"He will completely destroy those terrible men," they told Him, "and lease his vineyard to other farmers who will give him his produce at the harvest."
The king was enraged, so he sent out his troops, destroyed those murderers, and burned down their city.
Then Paul and Barnabas boldly said: "It was necessary that God's message be spoken to you first. But since you reject it, and consider yourselves unworthy of eternal life, we now turn to the Gentiles!
Here we are today, slaves in the land You gave our ancestors so that they could enjoy its fruit and its goodness. Here we are-- slaves in it!
Its abundant harvest goes to the kings You have set over us, because of our sins. They rule over our bodies and our livestock as they please. We are in great distress.