The nations ravaged Israel because it did evil in the sight of the Lord. For they descended upon Israel with their cattle and their tents and they came upon Israel like grasshoppers both they and their cattle and their camels in great multitudes upon the land of Israel to destroy it. And Israel was greatly impoverished because of the Medianites and again Israel cried unto the Lord. And when they cried unto the Lord, He sent a prophet unto the children of Israel who said unto them, “Thus say the Lord God of Israel, I brought you up from Egypt and brought you forth out of the house of bondage, and I delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians, and out of the hand of all that oppressed you, and drove them out from before you and gave you their land. And I said unto you, I am the Lord your God; fear not the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell; but you have not obeyed my voice.