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Jeremiah 48:7

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48:7 “Moab, you trust in the things you do and in your riches.

So you too will be conquered.

Your god Chemosh 1  will go into exile 2 

along with his priests and his officials.

1 sn Chemosh was the national god of Moab (see also Numb 21:29). Child sacrifice appears to have been a part of his worship (2 Kgs 3:27). Solomon built a high place in Jerusalem for him (1 Kgs 11:7), and he appears to have been worshiped in Israel until Josiah tore that high place down (2 Kgs 23:13).

2 sn The practice of carrying off the gods of captive nations has already been mentioned in the study note on 43:12. See also Isa 46:1-2 noted there.



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