2Now the word of the LORD came to me saying,H1697H3068H559 2"Go and proclaim in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, 'Thus says the LORD, "I remember concerning you the devotion of your youth, The love of your betrothals, Your following after Me in the wilderness, Through a land not sown.H1980H7121H241H3389H559H559H3068H2142H2617H5271H160H3623H3212H310H4057H776H2232 3"Israel was holy to the LORD, The first of His harvest; All who ate of it became guilty; Evil came upon them," declares the LORD. '"H3478H6944H3068H7225H8393H398H816H7451H935H5002H3068 4Hear the word of the LORD, O house of Jacob, and all the families of the house of Israel.H8085H1697H3068H1004H3290H4940H1004H3478 5Thus says the LORD, "What injustice did your fathers find in Me, That they went far from Me And walked after emptiness and became empty?H559H3068H5766H1H4672H7368H3212H310H1892H1891 6"And they did not say, 'Where is the LORD Who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, Who led us through the wilderness, Through a land of deserts and of pits, Through a land of drought and of deep darkness, Through a land that no one crossed And where no man dwelt?'H559H3068H5927H776H4714H3212H4057H776H6160H7745H776H6723H6757H776H376H5674H120H3427 7"And I brought you into the fruitful land, To eat its fruit and its good things. But you came and defiled My land, And My inheritance you made an abomination.H935H3759H776H398H6529H2898H935H2930H776H7760H5159H8441 8"The priests did not say, 'Where is the LORD?' And those who handle the law did not know Me; The rulers also transgressed against Me, And the prophets prophesied by Baal And walked after things that did not profit.H3548H559H3068H8610H8451H3045H7462H6586H5030H5012H1168H1980H310H3276 9"Therefore I will yet contend with you," declares the LORD, "And with your sons' sons I will contend.H7378H5002H3068H1121H1121H7378 10"For cross to the coastlands of Kittim and see, And send to Kedar and observe closely, And see if there has been such [a thing] as this!H5674H339H3794H7200H7971H6938H995H3966H7200 11"Has a nation changed gods, When they were not gods? But My people have changed their glory For that which does not profit.H1471H3235H430H430H5971H4171H3519H3276 12"Be appalled, O heavens, at this, And shudder, be very desolate," declares the LORD.H8074H8064H8175H3966H2717H5002H3068 13"For My people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, The fountain of living waters, To hew for themselves cisterns, Broken cisterns, That can hold no water.H5971H6213H8147H7451H5800H4726H2416H4325H2672H877H7665H877H3557H4325 14"Is Israel a slave? Or is he a homeborn servant? Why has he become a prey?H3478H5650H1004H3211H4069H957 15"The young lions have roared at him, They have roared loudly. And they have made his land a waste; His cities have been destroyed, without inhabitant.H3715H7580H5414H6963H7896H776H8047H5892H3341H3427 16"Also the men of Memphis and Tahpanhes Have shaved the crown of your head.H1121H5297H8471H7462H6936 17"Have you not done this to yourself, By your forsaking the LORD your God, When He led you in the way?H6213H5800H3068H430H6256H3212H1870 18"But now what are you doing on the road to Egypt, To drink the waters of the Nile? Or what are you doing on the road to Assyria, To drink the waters of the Euphrates?H1870H4714H8354H4325H7883H1870H804H8354H4325H5104 19"Your own wickedness will correct you, And your apostasies will reprove you; Know therefore and see that it is evil and bitter For you to forsake the LORD your God, And the dread of Me is not in you," declares the Lord GOD of hosts.H7451H3256H4878H3198H3045H7200H7451H4751H5800H3068H430H6345H5002H136H3069H6635 20"For long ago I broke your yoke [And] tore off your bonds; But you said, 'I will not serve!' For on every high hill And under every green tree You have lain down as a harlot.H5769H7665H5923H5423H4147H559H5674H5647H1364H1389H7488H6086H6808H2181 21"Yet I planted you a choice vine, A completely faithful seed. How then have you turned yourself before Me Into the degenerate shoots of a foreign vine?H5193H8321H571H2233H2015H5494H5237H1612 22"Although you wash yourself with lye And use much soap, The stain of your iniquity is before Me," declares the Lord GOD.H3526H5427H7235H1287H5771H3799H6440H5002H136H3069 23"How can you say, 'I am not defiled, I have not gone after the Baals'? Look at your way in the valley! Know what you have done! You are a swift young camel entangling her ways,H559H2930H1980H310H1168H7200H1870H1516H3045H6213H7031H1072H8308H1870 24A wild donkey accustomed to the wilderness, That sniffs the wind in her passion. In [the time of] her heat who can turn her away? All who seek her will not become weary; In her month they will find her.H6501H3928H4057H7602H7307H185H5315H8385H7725H1245H3286H2320H4672 25"Keep your feet from being unshod And your throat from thirst; But you said, 'It is hopeless! No! For I have loved strangers, And after them I will walk.'H4513H7272H3182H1627H6773H559H2976H157H2114H310H3212 26"As the thief is shamed when he is discovered, So the house of Israel is shamed; They, their kings, their princes, And their priests, and their prophets,H1590H1322H4672H1004H3478H3001H4428H8269H3548H5030 27Who say to a tree, 'You are my father,' And to a stone, 'You gave me birth.' For they have turned [their] back to Me, And not [their] face; But in the time of their trouble they will say, 'Arise and save us.'H559H6086H1H68H3205H6437H6203H6440H6256H7451H559H6965H3467 28"But where are your gods Which you made for yourself? Let them arise, if they can save you In the time of your trouble; For [according to] the number of your cities Are your gods, O Judah.H430H6213H6965H3467H6256H7451H4557H5892H430H3063 29"Why do you contend with Me? You have all transgressed against Me," declares the LORD.H7378H6586H5002H3068 30"In vain I have struck your sons; They accepted no chastening. Your sword has devoured your prophets Like a destroying lion.H7723H5221H1121H3947H4148H2719H398H5030H7843H738 31"O generation, heed the word of the LORD. Have I been a wilderness to Israel, Or a land of thick darkness? Why do My people say, 'We [are free to] roam; We will come no more to Thee'?H1755H7200H1697H3068H4057H3478H776H3991H559H5971H7300H935 32"Can a virgin forget her ornaments, Or a bride her attire? Yet My people have forgotten Me Days without number.H1330H7911H5716H3618H7196H5971H7911H3117H4557 33"How well you prepare your way To seek love! Therefore even the wicked women You have taught your ways.H3190H1870H1245H160H3925H7451H1870 34"Also on your skirts is found The lifeblood of the innocent poor; You did not find them breaking in. But in spite of all these things,H3671H4672H1818H5315H34H5355H4672H4290 35Yet you said, 'I am innocent; Surely His anger is turned away from me.' Behold, I will enter into judgment with you Because you say, 'I have not sinned.'H559H5352H639H7725H8199H559H2398 36"Why do you go around so much Changing your way? Also, you shall be put to shame by Egypt As you were put to shame by Assyria.H235H3966H8138H1870H954H4714H954H804 37"From this [place] also you shall go out With your hands on your head; For the LORD has rejected those in whom you trust, And you shall not prosper with them."H3318H3027H7218H3068H3988H4009H6743
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