Jeremiah 2:1-7 CSB

Israel Accused of Apostasy

1 The word of the Lord came to me:

References for Jeremiah 2:1

      2 "Go and announce directly to Jerusalem that this is what the Lord says: I remember the loyaltya of your youth, your love as a brideb- how you followed Me in the wilderness, in a land not sown.

      References for Jeremiah 2:2

        • a 2:2 - Ex 34:4-7
        • b 2:2 - Dt 6:5; 11:1,22
          3 Israel was holy to the Lord,c the firstfruits of His harvest. All who ate of it found themselves guilty;d disaster came on them." [This is] the Lord's declaration.

          References for Jeremiah 2:3

            • c 2:3 - Ex 19:4-6; Dt 7:6; 14:2,21
            • d 2:3 - Lv 22:10,15-16
              4 Hear the word of the Lord, house of Jacob and all families of the house of Israel.
              5 Here is what the Lord says: What fault did your fathers find in Me that they went so far from Me, followed worthless idols, and became worthless themselves?e

              References for Jeremiah 2:5

                • e 2:5 - Jr 8:19; 2 Kg 17:15; Rm 1:21
                  6 They stopped asking: Where is the Lord who brought us from the land of Egypt, who led us through the wilderness,f through a land of deserts and ravines, through a land of drought and darkness,gh a land no one traveled through and where no one lived?

                  References for Jeremiah 2:6

                    • f 2:6 - Dt 8:15; 32:10
                    • g 2:6 - Or shadow of death
                    • h 2:6 - Ps 23:4
                      7 I brought you to a fertile landi to eat its fruit and bounty, but after you entered, you defiled My land; you made My inheritancej detestable.

                      References for Jeremiah 2:7

                        • i 2:7 - Jr 4:26; Ex 3:8; Dt 1:25
                        • j 2:7 - Jr 3:19; 12:7,14