you built yourself a mound and made yourself a lofty shrine in every public square.
Cross References1 Kings 14:23
They also built for themselves high places, sacred pillars, and Asherah poles on every high hill and under every green tree.
They enraged Him with their high places and provoked His jealousy with their idols.
On a high and lofty hill you have made your bed, and there you went up to offer sacrifices.
Your gods are indeed as numerous as your cities, O Judah, and the altars you have set up to shame--the altars to burn incense to Baal--are as many as the streets of Jerusalem.
Woe! Woe to you, declares the Lord GOD. And after all your other wickedness,
But when you built your shrines at the head of every street and made your lofty shrines in every public square, you were not even like a prostitute, because you scorned payment.
Then I will hand you over to your lovers, and they will level your mounds and tear down your lofty shrines. They will strip off your clothes, take your fine jewelry, and leave you naked and bare.
When I brought them into the land that I swore to give them and they saw any high hill or leafy tree, there they offered their sacrifices, presented offerings that provoked Me, sent up their fragrant incense, and poured out their drink offerings.
So I asked them: What is this high place to which you go?' (And to this day it is called Bamah.)
Chapter Outline1. Under the parable of a wretched infant is shown the natural state of Jerusalem
6. God's extraordinary love toward her,
15. Her grievous judgment
35. Her sin, equal to her mother,
46. and exceeding her sisters, Sodom and Samaria,
59. calls for judgments
60. Mercy is promised her in the end
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Ezekiel 16:31, 39
Ezekiel 20:28, 29
2 Kings 21:3-7
2 Kings 23:5-7, 11, 12
2 Chronicles 33:3-7
Isaiah 57:5, 7
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