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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.
25 Let us acknowledge[c] our shame.
Let us bear the disgrace that we deserve.[d]
For we have sinned against the Lord our God,
both we and our ancestors.
From earliest times to this very day
we have not obeyed the Lord our God.’

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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).
  3. Jeremiah 3:25 tn Heb “Let us lie down in….”
  4. Jeremiah 3:25 tn Heb “Let us be covered with disgrace.”

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