(A)They are all adulterers;
    they are like a heated oven
whose baker ceases to stir the fire,
    from the kneading of the dough
    until it is leavened.

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[a] Oh that I had in the desert
    a travelers' lodging place,
that I might leave my people
    and go away from them!
For they are all (A)adulterers,
    a company of (B)treacherous men.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 9:2 Ch 9:1 in Hebrew

(A)You adulterous people![a] Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? (B)Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.

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Footnotes

  1. James 4:4 Or You adulteresses!

For with hearts like an oven (A)they approach their intrigue;
    all night their anger smolders;
    in the morning it blazes like a flaming fire.
All of them are hot as an oven,
    and they devour their rulers.
All (B)their kings (C)have fallen,
    and none of them calls upon me.

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12 My people (A)inquire of a piece of wood,
    and their walking staff gives them oracles.
For (B)a spirit of whoredom has led them astray,
    and they have left their God to play the whore.

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(A)there is swearing, lying, murder, stealing, and committing adultery;
    they break all bounds, and (B)bloodshed follows bloodshed.

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(A)“How can I pardon you?
    Your children have forsaken me
    (B)and have sworn by those who are no gods.
(C)When I fed them to the full,
    (D)they committed adultery
    (E)and trooped to the houses of whores.
They were well-fed, lusty stallions,
    (F)each neighing (G)for his neighbor's wife.

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