They made him jealous with strange gods, with abhorrent things they provoked him.
They sacrificed to demons, not God, to deities they had never known, to new ones recently arrived, whom your ancestors had not feared.
You were unmindful of the Rock that bore you; a you forgot the God who gave you birth.
The Lord saw it, and was jealous; b he spurned c his sons and daughters.
He said: I will hide my face from them, I will see what their end will be; for they are a perverse generation, children in whom there is no faithfulness.
They made me jealous with what is no god, provoked me with their idols. So I will make them jealous with what is no people, provoke them with a foolish nation.
For a fire is kindled by my anger, and burns to the depths of Sheol; it devours the earth and its increase, and sets on fire the foundations of the mountains.
I will heap disasters upon them, spend my arrows against them:
wasting hunger, burning consumption, bitter pestilence. The teeth of beasts I will send against them, with venom of things crawling in the dust.
In the street the sword shall bereave, and in the chambers terror, for young man and woman alike, nursing child and old gray head.
I thought to scatter them d and blot out the memory of them from humankind;
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