The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,…
The heathen had a notion that the gods would not like the service and sacrifice of any but such as were like themselves, and therefore to the sacrifice of Hercules none were to be admitted that were dwarfs; and to the sacrifice of Bacchus, a merry god, none that were sad and pensive, as not suiting their genius. An excellent truth may be drawn from their folly: he that would like to please God must be like God.
(H. G. Salter.)
Parallel VersesKJV: The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,