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.
18 You deserted the Rock, who fathered you;
    you forgot(E) the God who gave you birth.

19 The Lord saw this and rejected them(F)
    because he was angered by his sons and daughters.(G)

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17 Then Jeremiah said to Zedekiah, “This is what the Lord God Almighty, the God of Israel, says: ‘If you surrender(A) to the officers of the king of Babylon, your life will be spared and this city will not be burned down; you and your family will live.(B)

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13 He who forms the mountains,(A)
    who creates the wind,(B)
    and who reveals his thoughts(C) to mankind,
who turns dawn to darkness,
    and treads on the heights of the earth(D)
    the Lord God Almighty is his name.(E)

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42 But God turned away from them(A) and gave them over to the worship of the sun, moon and stars.(B) This agrees with what is written in the book of the prophets:

“‘Did you bring me sacrifices and offerings
    forty years in the wilderness, people of Israel?
43 You have taken up the tabernacle of Molek
    and the star of your god Rephan,
    the idols you made to worship.
Therefore I will send you into exile’[a](C) beyond Babylon.

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 7:43 Amos 5:25-27 (see Septuagint)

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