For our ancestors were unfaithful and did what is evil in the sight of the Lord our God. They abandoned him, turned their faces away from the Lord’s dwelling place, and turned their backs on him.[a](A)

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  1. 29:6 Lit and they gave the back of the neck

27 say to a tree, “You are my father,”
and to a stone, “You gave birth to me.”
For they have turned their back to me
and not their face,(A)
yet in their time of disaster(B) they beg,
“Rise up and save us!”

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17 I will scatter them before the enemy like the east wind.(A)
I will show them[a] my back and not my face(B)
on the day of their calamity.

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  1. 18:17 LXX, Lat, Syr, Tg; MT reads will look at them

16 So he brought me to the inner court of the Lord’s house, and there were about twenty-five men at the entrance of the Lord’s temple, between the portico and the altar,(A) with their backs to the Lord’s temple and their faces turned to the east.(B) They were bowing to the east in worship of the sun.(C)

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