Now the siege ramps are in place to take the city. And the Babylonians are about to capture it by war, famine, and disease. What you have pronounced is now happening, as you can see.
So why tell me, LORD God, Buy the field for money and make sure there are witnesses, when the city is under Babylonian control?
Then the LORD's word came to Jeremiah:
I am the LORD, the God of all living things! Is anything too hard for me?
Therefore, the LORD proclaims: I'm handing this city over to the Babylonians and King Nebuchadnezzar, who will capture it.
They will enter the city, set it on fire, and burn it down—including the houses on whose roofs offerings have been made to Baal and drink offerings to other gods, which made me especially angry.
The people of Israel and Judah have done nothing but evil in my eyes since their youth; the people of Israel and Judah have done nothing but anger me by the work of their hands, declares the LORD.
This city has enraged me from the day it was built to this very day, and so it must be removed from my sight—
because of all the evil done by the people of Israel and Judah to make me angry—they, their kings and officials, their priests and prophets, the men of Judah, and those who live in Jerusalem.
They turned their backs to me and not their faces; and though I taught them over and over, they wouldn't accept my correction.
They set up their disgusting idols in the temple that bears my name and violated it;