Psalm 106:38; Jeremiah 3:1–2; Jeremiah 3:9; Micah 4:11

38  they poured out innocent blood,

the blood of their sons and daughters,

whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan,

and the land was npolluted with blood.


gIf1 a man divorces his wife

and she goes from him

and becomes another man's wife,

will he return to her?

hWould not that land be greatly polluted?

iYou have played the whore with many lovers;

and would you return to me?

declares the Lord.

Lift up your eyes to jthe bare heights, and see!

Where have you not been ravished?

kBy the waysides you have sat awaiting lovers

like an Arab in the wilderness.

hYou have polluted the land

with your vile whoredom.


Because she took her whoredom lightly, she polluted the land, committing adultery with vstone and tree.


11  Now imany nations

are assembled against you,

saying, Let her be defiled,

and jlet our eyes gaze upon Zion.