19 And when you look up to the sky and see the sun,(A) the moon and the stars(B)—all the heavenly array(C)—do not be enticed(D) into bowing down to them and worshiping(E) things the Lord your God has apportioned to all the nations under heaven.

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19 But when the judge died, the people returned to ways even more corrupt(A) than those of their ancestors,(B) following other gods and serving and worshiping them.(C) They refused to give up their evil practices and stubborn(D) ways.

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People will answer,(A) ‘Because they have forsaken(B) the Lord their God, who brought their ancestors out of Egypt, and have embraced other gods, worshiping and serving them—that is why the Lord brought all this disaster(C) on them.’”

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16 I will pronounce my judgments(A) on my people
    because of their wickedness(B) in forsaking me,(C)
in burning incense to other gods(D)
    and in worshiping(E) what their hands have made.(F)

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because of the evil(A) they have done. They aroused my anger(B) by burning incense(C) to and worshiping other gods(D) that neither they nor you nor your ancestors(E) ever knew.

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