Jeremiah 44:15-19

Thomson(i) 15 Then all the men who knew that their wives burned incense, and all the women, a great congregation, and all the people who were settled in the land of Egypt at Pathoura answered Jeremias, saying, 16 In regard to this word which thou hast spoken to us in the name of the Lord, 17 we will not hearken to thee; for we will continue to perform every word which shall proceed from our mouth to burn incense to the queen of heaven and pour out libations to her; as we and our fathers and our kings and our chiefs did in the cities of Juda and in the streets of Jerusalem; for we had then plenty of bread and were in happy circumstances and saw no evils: 18 but soon as we left off burning incense to the queen of heaven, we all became fewer in number, and were wasted by sword and famine. 19 Now grant that we have burned incense to the queen of heaven, and poured out libations to her, have we without our husbands, made cakes for her or poured out to her libations?