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10:2 household gods . . . diviners. Occult attempts to tell the future are forbidden for God’s people (Deut. 18:9–14), who are to derive their wisdom from the word of God (Prov. 1:7).
lack of a shepherd. Israel’s and Judah’s leaders were often rebuked for their godless leadership of God’s people (Ezek. 34:1–10).