"The people of Israel and Judah have done nothing but evil in my sight from their youth;1 indeed, the people of Israel have done nothing but provoke2 me with what their hands have made,3 declares the LORD.
From the day it was built until now, this city4 has so aroused my anger and wrath that I must remove5 it from my sight.
The people of Israel and Judah have provoked6 me by all the evil7 they have done--they, their kings and officials,8 their priests and prophets, the men of Judah and the people of Jerusalem.
They turned their backs9 to me and not their faces; though I taught10 them again and again, they would not listen or respond to discipline.1134
They set up their abominable idols12 in the house that bears my Name13 and defiled14 it.
They built high places for Baal in the Valley of Ben Hinnom15 to sacrifice their sons and daughtersa to Molech,16 though I never commanded, nor did it enter my mind,17 that they should do such a detestable18 thing and so make Judah sin.19