17 We will certainly do everything we said we would:(A) We will burn incense(B) to the Queen of Heaven(C) and will pour out drink offerings to her just as we and our ancestors, our kings and our officials(D) did in the towns of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem.(E) At that time we had plenty of food(F) and were well off and suffered no harm.(G)

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17 But we will certainly do whatsoever thing goeth forth out of our own mouth, to burn incense unto the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her, as we have done, we, and our fathers, our kings, and our princes, in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem: for then had we plenty of victuals, and were well, and saw no evil.

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25 This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: You and your wives(A) have done what you said you would do when you promised, ‘We will certainly carry out the vows we made to burn incense and pour out drink offerings to the Queen of Heaven.’(B)

“Go ahead then, do what you promised! Keep your vows!(C) 26 But hear the word of the Lord, all you Jews living in Egypt:(D) ‘I swear(E) by my great name,’ says the Lord, ‘that no one from Judah living anywhere in Egypt will ever again invoke my name or swear, “As surely as the Sovereign(F) Lord lives.”(G)

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25 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, saying; Ye and your wives have both spoken with your mouths, and fulfilled with your hand, saying, We will surely perform our vows that we have vowed, to burn incense to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her: ye will surely accomplish your vows, and surely perform your vows.

26 Therefore hear ye the word of the Lord, all Judah that dwell in the land of Egypt; Behold, I have sworn by my great name, saith the Lord, that my name shall no more be named in the mouth of any man of Judah in all the land of Egypt, saying, The Lord God liveth.

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