“How can you say, ‘I have not made myself unclean. I have not paid allegiance to 1 the gods called Baal.’ Just look at the way you have behaved in the Valley of Hinnom! 2 Think about the things you have done there! You are like a flighty, young female camel that rushes here and there, crisscrossing its path. 3
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1 tn Heb “I have not gone/followed after.” See the translator’s note on 2:5 for the meaning and usage of this idiom.
2 tn Heb “Look at your way in the valley.” The valley is an obvious reference to the Valley of Hinnom where Baal and Molech were worshiped and child sacrifice was practiced.
3 sn The metaphor is intended to depict Israel’s lack of clear direction and purpose without the