Wages of Apostasy

If[a] a man divorces his wife
and she leaves him to marry another,
can he ever return to her?(A)
Wouldn’t such a land[b] become totally defiled?
But you!
You have prostituted yourself with many partners(B)
can you return to me?(C)
This is the Lord’s declaration.

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Footnotes

  1. 3:1 One Hb ms, LXX, Syr; other Hb mss read Saying: If
  2. 3:1 LXX reads woman

Indifferent to[a] her prostitution, she defiled the land and committed adultery with stones(A) and trees.(B)

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Footnotes

  1. 3:9 Lit From the lightness of

13 Only acknowledge your guilt(A)
you have rebelled against the Lord your God.(B)
You have scattered your favors to strangers
under every green tree(C)
and have not obeyed me.
This is the Lord’s declaration.

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