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drink offerings unto her, as we have done, we, and our fathers, our
kings, and our princes, in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of
Jerusalem: for then had we plenty of victuals, and were well, and saw no
JER 44:18 But since we left off to burn incense to the queen of heaven,
and to pour out drink offerings unto her, we have wanted all things, and
have been consumed by the sword and by the famine.
JER 44:19 And when we burned incense to the queen of heaven, and poured
out drink offerings unto her, did we make her cakes to worship her, and
pour out drink offerings unto her, without our men?
JER 44:20 Then Jeremiah said unto all the people, to the men, and to
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