(His parents did not know that this was from the Lord,(A) who was seeking an occasion to confront the Philistines;(B) for at that time they were ruling over Israel.)(C)

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40 Therefore the Lord was angry(A) with his people
    and abhorred his inheritance.(B)
41 He gave them into the hands(C) of the nations,
    and their foes ruled over them.
42 Their enemies oppressed(D) them
    and subjected them to their power.

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