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Jeremiah 3:6

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3:6 When Josiah was king of Judah, the Lord said to me, “Jeremiah, you have no doubt seen what wayward Israel has done. 1  You have seen how she went up to every high hill and under every green tree to give herself like a prostitute to other gods. 2 

1 tn “Have you seen…” The question is rhetorical and expects a positive answer.

2 tn Heb “she played the prostitute there.” This is a metaphor for Israel’s worship; she gave herself to the worship of other gods like a prostitute gives herself to her lovers. There seems no clear way to completely spell out the metaphor in the translation.



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