Do you not see what they are doing in the towns of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem?
The children gather wood, the fathers light the fire, and the women knead the dough and make cakes of bread for the Queen of Heaven.1 They pour out drink offerings2 to other gods to provoke3 me to anger.
But am I the one they are provoking?4 declares the LORD. Are they not rather harming themselves, to their own shame?520
" 'Therefore this is what the Sovereign6 LORD says: My anger7 and my wrath will be poured8 out on this place, on man and beast, on the trees of the field and on the fruit of the ground, and it will burn and not be quenched.9