The word of the Lord spoken through the prophet Jeremiah to apostate Israel and Judah:
Have you not brought this upon yourself
by forsaking the Lord your God,
while he led you in the way?
What then do you gain by going to Egypt,
to drink the waters of the Nile?
Or what do you gain by going to Assyria,
to drink the waters of the Euphrates?
Your wickedness will punish you,
and your apostasies will convict you.
Know and see that it is evil and bitter
for you to forsake the Lord your God;
the fear of me is not in you,
says the Lord of Hosts.
As a thief is shamed when caught,
so the house of Israel shall be shamed—
they, their kings, their officials,
their priests, and their prophets,
who say to a tree, “You are my father”,
and to a stone, “You gave me birth.”
For they have turned their back to me,
and not their faces.
How lightly you gad about,
changing your ways!
You shall be put to shame by Egypt,
as you were put to shame by Assyria.
From there also you will come away
with your hands and your head;
for the Lord has rejected those
in whom you trust,
and you will not prosper through them.
—Jeremiah 2:17-19; 26-27; 36-37 (7th c. BC)
Just change the rivers: Nile and Euphrates to Amazon. The “tree” and the “stone” are the same; the "gadding about" and the paganism, the same. It was and is apostasy.
The fear of the Lord is not in them. It has not been for some time.
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