17AhLordGOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy greatpower and stretched outarm, and there is nothing too hard for thee:
Thou shewestlovingkindness unto thousands, and recompensest the iniquity of the fathers into the bosom of their childrenafter them: the Great, the MightyGod, the LORD of hosts, is his name,19Great in counsel, and mighty in work:a for thine eyes are open upon all the ways of the sons of men: to give every one according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings:20
Which hast setsigns and wonders in the land of Egypt, even unto this day, and in Israel, and among other men; and hast made thee a name, as at this day;21
And hast brought forth thy peopleIsrael out of the land of Egypt with signs, and with wonders, and with a stronghand, and with a stretched outarm, and with greatterror;22
And hast given them this land, which thou didst swear to their fathers to give them, a landflowing with milk and honey;23
And they came in , and possessed it; but they obeyed not thy voice, neither walked in thy law; they have done nothing of all that thou commandedst them to do : therefore thou hast caused all this evil to come upon them:
Behold the mounts,b they are come unto the city to take it; and the city is given into the hand of the Chaldeans, that fight against it, because of the sword, and of the famine, and of the pestilence: and what thou hast spoken is come to pass; and, behold, thou seest it.
And thou hast said unto me, O LordGOD,Buy thee the field for money, and takewitnesses; for the city is given into the hand of the Chaldeans.