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Jeremiah 44:17

Overview - Jeremiah 44
Jeremiah expresses the desolation of Judah for their idolatry.
11 He prophesies their destruction, who commit idolatry in Egypt.
15 The obstinacy of the Jews;
20 for which Jeremiah threatens them;
29 and for a sign prophesies the destruction of Egypt.
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Jeremiah 44:17  (King James Version)
But we will certainly do whatsoever thing goeth forth out of our own mouth, to burn incense unto the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her, as we have done, we, and our fathers, our kings, and our princes, in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem: for then had we plenty of victuals, and were well, and saw no evil.
 


whatsoever
25 ; Numbers 30:2 Numbers 30:12 ; Deuteronomy 23:23 ; Judges 11:36 ; Psalms 12:4 ; Mark 6:26

queen of heaven
or, frame of heaven.
As the Sun was worshipped, not only under the name of {baal shamayim,} "Lord of heaven," but also by that of {Molech,} or King; it is likely also that the Moon was adored as {melecheth hashshamayim,} "the Queen of heaven." So the Orphic hymn addressed to the Moon begins [Klythi thea BASILEIA,] Hear, goddess Queen. And Homer, in his Hymn to the Moon, addresses her, [Chaire, anassa, thea] All hail, Queen, goddess. In Epiphanius, we find some women of Arabia, towards the end of the fourth century, had set up another queen of heaven, the Virgin Mary, too well known since under that name and character, whom they likewise worshipped as a goddess, by holding stated assemblies every year to her honour, and by offering a cake of bread in her name; whence these heretics were called Collyridians, from the Greek [kollyris,] a cake.
7:18 2 Kings 17:16

as we
19:13 32:29-32 2 Kings 22:17 ; Nehemiah 9:34 ; Daniel 9:6-8

our fathers
Nehemiah 9:34 ; Psalms 106:6 ; Ezekiel 20:8 ; Daniel 9:5 Daniel 9:6 Daniel 9:8 ; 1 Peter 1:18

in the cities
Jeremiah 44:9 Jeremiah 44:21

then
Exodus 16:3 ; Isaiah 48:5 ; Hosea 2:5-9 ; Philippians 3:19

victuals
Hebrew bread.
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