New American Standard Bible
"They made Him jealous with strange gods; With abominations they provoked Him to anger.
King James Bible
They provoked him to jealousy with strange gods, with abominations provoked they him to anger.
Darby Bible Translation
They moved him to jealousy with strange gods, With abominations did they provoke him to anger.
World English Bible
They moved him to jealousy with strange [gods]. They provoked him to anger with abominations.
Young's Literal Translation
They make Him zealous with strangers, With abominations they make Him angry.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
They provoked him to jealousy - The language is borrowed from the matrimonial relationship, as in Deuteronomy 31:16.
I propose this morning, as God shall help me, to lead you to consider your latter end. May the Holy Spirit bend your thoughts downward to the tomb. May he guide you to the grave, that you may there see the end of all earthly hopes, of all worldly pomp and show. In doing this, I shall thus divide my subject. First, let us consider Death, secondly, let us push on the consideration by considering the warnings which Death has given us already; and then, further, let us picture ourselves as dying,--bringing …
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They have made Me jealous with what is not God; They have provoked Me to anger with their idols. So I will make them jealous with those who are not a people; I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation,
For they provoked Him with their high places And aroused His jealousy with their graven images.
Thus they provoked Him to anger with their deeds, And the plague broke out among them.
"It is I who have declared and saved and proclaimed, And there was no strange god among you; So you are My witnesses," declares the LORD, "And I am God.
"Keep your feet from being unshod And your throat from thirst; But you said, 'It is hopeless! No! For I have loved strangers, And after them I will walk.'
"The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead dough to make cakes for the queen of heaven; and they pour out drink offerings to other gods in order to spite Me.
He stretched out the form of a hand and caught me by a lock of my head; and the Spirit lifted me up between earth and heaven and brought me in the visions of God to Jerusalem, to the entrance of the north gate of the inner court, where the seat of the idol of jealousy, which provokes to jealousy, was located.
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