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Jeremiah 2:27-28


2:27 They say to a wooden idol, 1  ‘You are my father.’

They say to a stone image, ‘You gave birth to me.’ 2 

Yes, they have turned away from me instead of turning to me. 3 

Yet when they are in trouble, they say, ‘Come and save us!’

2:28 But where are the gods you made for yourselves?

Let them save you when you are in trouble.

The sad fact is that 4  you have as many gods

as you have towns, Judah.

1 tn Heb “wood…stone…”

2 sn The reference to wood and stone is, of course, a pejorative reference to idols made by human hands. See the next verse where reference is made to “the gods you have made.”

3 tn Heb “they have turned [their] backs to me, not [their] faces.”

4 tn This is an attempt to render the Hebrew particle כִּי (ki, “for, indeed”) contextually.

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