2 Chronicles 36:14-16 NIV

14 Furthermore, all the leaders of the priests and the people became more and more unfaithful,1 following all the detestable practices of the nations and defiling the temple of the LORD, which he had consecrated in Jerusalem.

References for 2 Chronicles 36:14

The Fall of Jerusalem

36:17-20pp -- 2Ki 25:1-21; Jer 52:4-27 36:22-23pp -- Ezr 1:1-3

15 The LORD, the God of their fathers, sent word to them through his messengers2 again and again,3 because he had pity on his people and on his dwelling place.

References for 2 Chronicles 36:15

16 But they mocked God's messengers, despised his words and scoffed4 at his prophets until the wrath5 of the LORD was aroused against his people and there was no remedy.6