8:2 They will be spread out and exposed to the sun, the moon and the stars. 1 These are things they 2 adored and served, things to which they paid allegiance, 3 from which they sought guidance, and worshiped. The bones of these people 4 will never be regathered and reburied. They will be like manure used to fertilize the ground. 5
11:10 They have gone back to the evil ways 6 of their ancestors of old who refused to obey what I told them. They, too, have paid allegiance to 7 other gods and worshiped them. Both the nation of Israel and the nation of Judah 8 have violated the covenant I made with their ancestors.
13:10 These wicked people refuse to obey what I have said. 9 They follow the stubborn inclinations of their own hearts and pay allegiance 10 to other gods by worshiping and serving them. So 11 they will become just like these linen shorts which are good for nothing.
16:11 Then tell them that the Lord says, 12 ‘It is because your ancestors 13 rejected me and paid allegiance to 14 other gods. They have served them and worshiped them. But they have rejected me and not obeyed my law. 15
25:6 Do not pay allegiance to 16 other gods and worship and serve them. Do not make me angry by the things that you do. 17 Then I will not cause you any harm.’
35:15 I sent all my servants the prophets to warn you over and over again. They said, “Every one of you, stop doing the evil things you have been doing and do what is right. 18 Do not pay allegiance to other gods 19 and worship them. Then you can continue to live in this land that I gave to you and your ancestors.” But you did not pay any attention or listen to me.
1 tc MT, 4QJera and LXX read “the sun and the moon and all the host of heaven,” but 4QJerc reads “the sun and all the stars.”
tn Heb “the host of heaven.”
2 tn Heb “the sun, moon, and host of heaven which they…”
4 tn Heb “they will not” but the referent is far enough removed that it might be ambiguous.
5 tn Heb “like dung/manure on the surface of the ground.”
6 tn Or “They have repeated the evil actions of….”
8 tn Heb “house of Israel and house of Judah.”
9 tn Heb “to listen to my words.”
11 tn The structure of this verse is a little unusual. It consists of a subject, “this wicked people” qualified by several “which” clauses preceding a conjunction and a form which would normally be taken as a third person imperative (a Hebrew jussive; וִיהִי, vihi). This construction, called casus pendens by Hebrew grammarians, lays focus on the subject, here calling attention to the nature of Israel’s corruption which makes it rotten and useless to God. See GKC 458 §143.d for other examples of this construction.
12 tn These two sentences have been recast in English to break up a long Hebrew sentence and incorporate the oracular formula “says the
15 tn Heb “But me they have abandoned and my law they have not kept.” The objects are thrown forward to bring out the contrast which has rhetorical force. However, such a sentence in English would be highly unnatural.
17 tn Heb “make me angry with the work of your hands.” The term “work of your own hands” is often interpreted as a reference to idolatry as is clearly the case in Isa 2:8; 37:19. However, the parallelism in 25:14 and the context in 32:30 show that it is more general and refers to what they have done. That is likely the meaning here as well.