| Quote #10
"For when I have brought them into the land flowing with milk and honey, which I promised on oath to their ancestors, and they have eaten their fill and grown fat, they will turn to other gods and serve them, despising me and breaking my covenant." (NRSV 31:20)
For when I shall have brought them into the land which I sware unto their fathers, that floweth with milk and honey; and they shall have eaten and filled themselves, and waxen fat; then will they turn unto other gods, and serve them, and provoke me, and break my covenant. (KJV 31:20)
Oops. Looks like the Israelites can't quite handle the success. Is this just what happens when stuff is handed to you on a silver platter? Or is there some specific deficiency in the Israelites? Whether they're wandering in the wilderness or set up all fancy in the Promised Land, they have a tough time being loyal to God.