" 'This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Go ahead, add your burnt offerings to your other sacrifices1 and eat2 the meat yourselves!
For when I brought your forefathers out of Egypt and spoke to them, I did not just give them commands3 about burnt offerings and sacrifices,423
but I gave them this command:5 Obey6 me, and I will be your God and you will be my people.7 Walk in all the ways8 I command you, that it may go well9 with you.
But they did not listen10 or pay attention;11 instead, they followed the stubborn inclinations of their evil hearts.12 They went backward13 and not forward.
From the time your forefathers left Egypt until now, day after day, again and again14 I sent you my servants15 the prophets.1626
But they did not listen to me or pay attention.17 They were stiff-necked18 and did more evil than their forefathers.'1927
"When you tell20 them all this, they will not listen21 to you; when you call to them, they will not answer.2228
Therefore say to them, 'This is the nation that has not obeyed the LORD its God or responded to correction.23 Truth24 has perished; it has vanished from their lips.