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27 They say to a wooden idol,[a] ‘You are my father.’
They say to a stone image, ‘You gave birth to me.’[b]
Yes, they have turned away from me instead of turning to me.[c]
Yet when they are in trouble, they say, ‘Come and save us!’

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  1. Jeremiah 2:27 tn Heb “wood…stone…”
  2. Jeremiah 2:27 sn The reference to wood and stone is, of course, a pejorative reference to idols made by human hands. See the next verse where reference is made to “the gods you have made.”
  3. Jeremiah 2:27 tn Heb “they have turned [their] backs to me, not [their] faces.”