"The LORD was very1angry with your fathers.
"Therefore say to them, 'Thussays the LORD of hosts, "2Return to Me," declares the LORD of hosts, "that I may return to you," says the LORD of hosts.
"Do not be 3like your fathers, to whom the 4formerprophetsproclaimed, saying, 'Thussays the LORD of hosts, "5Returnnow from your evilways and from your evildeeds."' But they did 6not listen or giveheed to Me," declares the LORD.
"Your 7fathers, where are they? And the 8prophets, do they liveforever?
"But did not My words and My statutes, which I commanded My servants the prophets, 9overtake your fathers? Then they repented and said, '10As the LORD of hostspurposed to do to us in accordance with our ways and our deeds, so He has dealt with us.' ""'