In the world of criminal prosecution, sometimes an individual has a track record of crime; if so, they may try to prosecute him/her as a "habitual offender." As a result, the individual will spend more time in jail because the courts have decided that crime is a way of life for such a person.
Even after Jerusalem was destroyed, some survivors fled to Egypt and forced Jeremiah to come with them. They continued to worship the Queen of Heaven in Jeremiah 44:17-19.
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