“For now we haue no helper: but God hath sold vs into their hands, that wee should be throwen downe before them with thirst, and great destruction.”
King James Version (KJV)
22. Therefore their young children were out of heart, and their women and yong men fainted for thirst, and fell downe in the streetes of the city, and by the passages of the gates, and there was no longer any strength in them. 23. Then all the people assembled to Ozias, and to the chiefe of the city, both young men, and women, and children, and cryed with a loude voice, and saide before all the Elders; 24. God be Iudge betweene vs and you: for you haue done vs great iniury in that you haue not required peace of the children of Assur. 25. For now we haue no helper: but God hath sold vs into their hands, that wee should be throwen downe before them with thirst, and great destruction. 26. Now therefore call them vnto you, and deliuer the whole citie for a spoile to the people of Olofernes, and to all his armie. 27. For it is better for vs to be made a spoile vnto them, then to die for thirst: for wee will be his seruants, that our soules may liue, and not see the death of our infants before our eyes, nor our wiues nor our children to die. 28. We take to witnesse against you, the heauen and the earth, and our God, and Lord of our fathers, which punisheth vs according to our sinnes, and the sinnes of our fathers, that hee doe not according as we haue said this day.