The LORD's word came to me:
Go and proclaim to the people of Jerusalem, The LORD proclaims: I remember your first love,a your devotion as a young bride, how you followed me in the wilderness, in an unplanted land.
Israel was devoted to the LORD, the early produce of the harvest. Whoever ate from it became guilty; disaster overtook them, declares the LORD.
Listen to the LORD's word, people of Judah, all you families of the Israelite household.
This is what the LORD says: What wrong did your ancestors find in me that made them wander so far? They pursued what was worthless and became worthless.
They didn't ask, "Where's the LORD who brought us up from the land of Egypt, who led us through the wilderness, in a land of deserts and ravines, in a land of drought and darkness, in a land of no return, where no one survives?"