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“But from our youth the Shameful Thinga has devoured the labor
of our fathers;
their flocks and their herds,
their sons and their daughters. Bible
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The Shameful Thing is the god Baal.

“Shameful Thing.” It is clear from the text that this the wording does not just mean, “your shameful practices,” but rather is being used as a euphemism for the name of an idol god. Due to the fact that the god in mind was a god of human sacrifice, and because Jeremiah 11:13 refers to Baal as “that shameful god, Baal, we know this is a reference to Baal.


Commentary for: Jeremiah 3:24