Praise the Lord, O my soul! O Lord my God, you are magnificent. 2 You are robed in splendor and majesty.
But Pharaoh’s protection will bring you nothing but shame, and the safety of Egypt’s protective shade nothing but humiliation.
all will be put to shame 1 because of a nation that cannot help them, who cannot give them aid or help, but only shame and disgrace.”
This is in spite of the fact that 1 the people of Judah have as many gods as they have towns 2 and the citizens of Jerusalem have set up as many altars to sacrifice to that disgusting god, Baal, as they have streets in the city!’ 3
When I found Israel, it was like finding grapes in the wilderness. I viewed your ancestors 1 like an early fig on a fig tree in its first season. Then they came to Baal-Peor and they dedicated themselves to shame – they became as detestable as what they loved.