“When they were few in number,
Of little account,
Strangers in it,
They wandered from nation to nation.
They wandered from one kingdom to another people.
He allowed no one to oppress them.
He rebuked kings on their account.
‘Touch not my anointed ones.
Do my prophets no harm.’”
At one time the Israelites were not that large. They were strangers in other lands. They wandered from one country to another, from one kingdom to another. However, Yahweh did not allow anyone to oppress them. He would rebuke kings on their account. He told them not to touch his anointed ones. They were not to harm his prophets. Yet somehow, many of the Israelites complained about being persecuted by various countries and people.