The priests quit asking: Where is the Lord? The experts in the law no longer knew Me, and the rulers rebelled against Me. The prophets prophesied by Baal and followed useless idols.
References for Jeremiah 2:8
Therefore, I will bring a case against you again. [This is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the Lord's declaration. I will bring a case against your children's children.
References for Jeremiah 2:9
Cross over to Cyprusand take a look. Send [someone] to Kedar and consider carefully; see if there has ever been anything like this:
References for Jeremiah 2:10
Has a nation [ever] exchanged its gods? (but they were not gods!) Yet My people have exchanged their Glory for useless idols.
References for Jeremiah 2:11
Be horrified at this, heavens; be shocked and utterly appalled. [This is] the Lord's declaration.
References for Jeremiah 2:12
For My people have committed a double evil: They have abandoned Me, the fountain of living water, and dug cisterns for themselves, cracked cisterns that cannot hold water.
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Is Israel a slave? Was he born into slavery? Why else has he become a prey?
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The young lions have roared at him; they have roared loudly. They have laid waste his land. His cities are in ruins, without inhabitants.
The men of Memphis and Tahpanhes have also broken your skull.
References for Jeremiah 2:16
Have you not brought this on yourself by abandoning the Lord your God while He was leading you along the way?
Now what will you gain by traveling along the way to Egypt to drink the waters of the Nile? What will you gain by traveling along the way to Assyria to drink the waters of the Euphrates?
References for Jeremiah 2:18