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24 From earliest times our worship of that shameful god, Baal,
has taken away[a] all that our ancestors[b] worked for.
It has taken away our flocks and our herds
and even our sons and daughters.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 3:24 tn Heb “From our youth the shameful thing has eaten up….” The shameful thing is specifically identified as Baal in Jer 11:13. Compare also the shift in certain names such as Ishbaal (“man of Baal”) to Ishbosheth (“man of shame”).
  2. Jeremiah 3:24 tn Heb “fathers” (also in v. 25).

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