You shall not bow down to them or worship(A) them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God,(B) punishing the children for the sin of the parents(C) to the third and fourth generation(D) of those who hate me,

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You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents(A) to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me,(B)

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I will make them abhorrent(A) to all the kingdoms of the earth(B) because of what Manasseh(C) son of Hezekiah king of Judah did in Jerusalem.

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Therefore tell the people: This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘Return(A) to me,’ declares the Lord Almighty, ‘and I will return to you,’(B) says the Lord Almighty. Do not be like your ancestors,(C) to whom the earlier prophets(D) proclaimed: This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘Turn from your evil ways(E) and your evil practices.’ But they would not listen or pay attention to me,(F) declares the Lord.(G) Where are your ancestors now? And the prophets, do they live forever? But did not my words(H) and my decrees, which I commanded my servants the prophets, overtake your ancestors?(I)

“Then they repented and said, ‘The Lord Almighty has done to us what our ways and practices deserve,(J) just as he determined to do.’”(K)

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