13 “Pardon me, my lord,” Gideon replied, “but if the Lord is with us, why has all this happened to us? Where are all his wonders(A) that our ancestors told(B) us about when they said, ‘Did not the Lord bring us up out of Egypt?’ But now the Lord has abandoned(C) us and given us into the hand of Midian.”

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He went out to meet Asa and said to him, “Listen to me, Asa and all Judah and Benjamin. The Lord is with you(A) when you are with him.(B) If you seek(C) him, he will be found by you, but if you forsake him, he will forsake you.(D)

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20 Then the Spirit(A) of God came on Zechariah(B) son of Jehoiada the priest. He stood before the people and said, “This is what God says: ‘Why do you disobey the Lord’s commands? You will not prosper.(C) Because you have forsaken the Lord, he has forsaken(D) you.’”

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22 I was ashamed to ask the king for soldiers(A) and horsemen to protect us from enemies on the road, because we had told the king, “The gracious hand of our God is on everyone(B) who looks to him, but his great anger is against all who forsake him.(C)

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But now you have rejected(A) and humbled us;(B)
    you no longer go out with our armies.(C)

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The Day of the Lord

You, Lord, have abandoned(A) your people,
    the descendants of Jacob.(B)
They are full of superstitions from the East;
    they practice divination(C) like the Philistines(D)
    and embrace(E) pagan customs.(F)

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