11 “Harlotry, wine, and new wine lenslave the heart.
12 My people ask counsel from their mwooden idols,
And their 7staff informs them.
For nthe spirit of harlotry has caused them to stray,
And they have played the harlot against their God.
13 oThey offer sacrifices on the mountaintops,
And burn incense on the hills,
Under oaks, poplars, and terebinths,
Because their shade is good.
pTherefore your daughters commit harlotry,
And your brides commit adultery.
Nor your brides when they commit adultery;
For the men themselves go apart with harlots,
And offer sacrifices with a qritual harlot.
Therefore people who do not understand will be trampled.
Let not Judah offend.
rDo not come up to Gilgal,
tNor swear an oath, saying, ‘As the Lord lives’—
16 “For Israel uis stubborn
Like a stubborn calf;
Now the Lord will let them forage
Like a lamb in 9open country.
vLet him alone.
18 Their drink 1is rebellion,
They commit harlotry continually.
19 xThe wind has wrapped her up in its wings,
And ythey shall be ashamed because of their sacrifices.
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