who ate the fat of their sacrifices
and drank the wine of their drink offering?
Let them rise up and help you!
Let them be your protection. Bible other translations

“ate the fat of their sacrifices.” This is a powerful word picture using a kind of personification, and picturing the pagan gods, who were made of metal, stone, and wood, as if they ate the sacrifices made to them and drank the drink offerings. God is mocking them and the people. Basically, God is saying, “They ate your food and drank your wine and oil, why aren’t they helping you?”

Commentary for: Deuteronomy 32:38