38 They shed innocent blood—
the blood of their sons and daughters
whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan;
so the land became polluted with blood.(A)

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The earth is polluted by its inhabitants,(A)
for they have transgressed teachings,
overstepped decrees,
and broken the everlasting covenant.(B)

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

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 3:9 Lit From the lightness of

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