27 “Therefore, son of man, speak to the house of Israel, and tell them: This is what the Lord God says: In this way also your fathers blasphemed Me by(A) committing treachery against Me: 28 When I brought them into the land that I swore[a] to give them and they saw any high hill or leafy tree,(B) they offered their sacrifices and presented their offensive offerings there. They also sent up their pleasing aromas and poured out their drink offerings there.

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Footnotes

  1. Ezekiel 20:28 Lit lifted My hand

Ephraim Bereaved of Offspring

10 I discovered Israel
like grapes in the wilderness.(A)
I saw your fathers
like the first fruit of the fig tree in its first season.(B)
But they went to Baal-peor,(C)
consecrated themselves to Shame,[a](D)
and became detestable,(E)
like the thing they loved.

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 9:10 = Baal

14 For the Lord of Hosts says this: “As I resolved to treat you badly when your fathers provoked Me to anger, and I did not relent,” says the Lord of Hosts,

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Robbing God

“Since the days of your fathers, you have turned from My statutes; you have not kept them.(A) Return to Me,(B) and I will return to you,”(C) says the Lord of Hosts.

But you ask: “How can we return?”

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