'This city has so provoked my anger and fury from the day they built it to this day that I ought to remove it from my presence,
because of all the evil that the people of Isra'el and the people of Y'hudah have done in order to make me angry - they, their kings, their leaders, their cohanim, their prophets, the men of Y'hudah and the inhabitants of Yerushalayim.
They have turned their backs on me, not their faces; and although I taught them, taught them frequently, they have not listened so as to receive instruction.
Instead they put their detestable idols in the house that bears my name, to defile it;
and they built the high places for Ba'al which are in the Ben-Hinnom Valley, to burn alive their sons and daughters to Molekh - something I did not order them to do, it never even entered my mind that they would do such an abominable thing - and thus they caused Y'hudah to sin.'
"Therefore, thus says ADONAI the God of Isra'el concerning this city, of which you say that it is handed over to the king of Bavel by sword, famine and plague:
'I will gather them out of all the countries where I drove them in my anger, fury and great wrath; and I will bring them back to this place and have them live here in safety.
They will be my people, and I will be their God.
I will give them singleness of heart and singleness of purpose, so that they will fear me forever - this will be for their own good and for the good of their children after them.
I will make with them an everlasting covenant not to turn away from them, but to do them good; I will put fear of me in their hearts, so that they will not leave me.
I will take joy in them, so as to do them good. I will plant them in this land truly, with my whole heart and being.'