17 They sacrificed(A) to false gods,(B) which are not God—
    gods they had not known,(C)
    gods that recently appeared,(D)
    gods your ancestors did not fear.

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13 because of all the sins Baasha and his son Elah had committed and had caused Israel to commit, so that they aroused the anger of the Lord, the God of Israel, by their worthless idols.(A)

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26 He followed completely the ways of Jeroboam son of Nebat, committing the same sin Jeroboam had caused(A) Israel to commit, so that they aroused the anger of the Lord, the God of Israel, by their worthless idols.(B)

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15 They rejected his decrees and the covenant(A) he had made with their ancestors and the statutes he had warned them to keep. They followed worthless idols(B) and themselves became worthless.(C) They imitated the nations(D) around them although the Lord had ordered them, “Do not do as they do.”

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I hate those who cling to worthless idols;(A)
    as for me, I trust in the Lord.(B)

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This is what the Lord says:

“What fault did your ancestors find in me,
    that they strayed so far from me?
They followed worthless idols(A)
    and became worthless(B) themselves.

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19 Listen to the cry of my people
    from a land far away:(A)
“Is the Lord not in Zion?
    Is her King(B) no longer there?”

“Why have they aroused(C) my anger with their images,
    with their worthless(D) foreign idols?”(E)

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They are all senseless(A) and foolish;(B)
    they are taught by worthless wooden idols.(C)

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19 Lord, my strength and my fortress,
    my refuge(A) in time of distress,
to you the nations will come(B)
    from the ends of the earth and say,
“Our ancestors possessed nothing but false gods,(C)
    worthless idols(D) that did them no good.(E)

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“Those who cling to worthless idols(A)
    turn away from God’s love for them.

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