Deuteronomy 32:15

Hebrew Bible

13 He enabled him to travel over the heights of the earth, and he ate of the produce of the fields. He provided honey for him from the cliffs, and olive oil from the hardest of rocks, 14 butter from the herd and milk from the flock, along with the fat of lambs, rams and goats of Bashan, along with the best of the kernels of wheat; and from the juice of grapes you drank wine. 15 But Jeshurun became fat and kicked; you got fat, thick, and stuffed! Then he deserted the God who made him, and treated the Rock who saved him with contempt. 16 They made him jealous with other gods, they enraged him with abhorrent idols. 17 They sacrificed to demons, not God, to gods they had not known; to new gods who had recently come along, gods your ancestors had not known about.

Jeremiah 5:28

Hebrew Bible

26 Indeed, there are wicked scoundrels among my people. They lie in wait like bird catchers hiding in ambush. They set deadly traps to catch people. 27 Like a cage filled with the birds that have been caught, their houses are filled with the gains of their fraud and deceit. That is how they have gotten so rich and powerful. 28 That is how they have grown fat and sleek. There is no limit to the evil things they do. They do not plead the cause of the fatherless in such a way as to win it. They do not defend the rights of the poor. 29 I will certainly punish them for doing such things!” says the Lord.“I will certainly bring retribution on such a nation as this! 30 Something horrible and shocking is going on in the land of Judah:

 Notes and References

"... Deuteronomy 32:10 and Hosea 9:10 offer similar phraseology, and the two verses together appear to have stimulated Jeremiah 31:2 ... The expression 'alien god' in Deuteronomy 32:12 probably lies behind the phrase 'alien gods' in Jeremiah 5:19. The verb qal appears only twice in the Old Testament, in Deuteronomy 32:15 and Jeremiah 5:28, and the general wording is so close as to suggest a relationship ... it is likely then that Jeremiah 5:28 is dependent on Deuteronomy 32:15 ..."

Holladay, William Lee Jeremiah 2: A Commentary on the Book of the Prophet Jeremiah, Chapters 26-52 (p. 90) Fortress Press, 1989

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