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Therefore thou hast forsaken thy people the house of Jacob, because they be replenished from the east, and are soothsayers like the Philistines, and they please themselves in the children of strangers.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

2:6 please themselves. That is, “join hands with,” making alliances with their pagan neighbors to the east (especially Egypt and Chaldea), with their occult religions—much like the eastern religions in the modern world—and also with the pagan Philistines to the southwest.

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