and gave them this land, which you did swear to their fathers to give them, a land flowing with milk and honey;
and they came in, and possessed it, but they didn't obey your voice, neither walked in your law; they have done nothing of all that you commanded them to do: therefore you have caused all this evil to come on them.
Behold, the mounds, they are come to the city to take it; and the city is given into the hand of the Kasdim who fight against it, because of the sword, and of the famine, and of the pestilence; and what you have spoken has happened; and, behold, you see it.
You have said to me, Lord GOD, Buy you the field for money, and call witnesses; whereas the city is given into the hand of the Kasdim.
Then came the word of the LORD to Yirmeyahu, saying,
Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there anything too hard for me?
Therefore thus says the LORD: Behold, I will give this city into the hand of the Kasdim, and into the hand of Nevukhadretztzar king of Bavel, and he shall take it:
and the Kasdim, who fight against this city, shall come and set this city on fire, and burn it, with the houses, on whose roofs they have offered incense to Ba`al, and poured out drink-offerings to other gods, to provoke me to anger.
For the children of Yisra'el and the children of Yehudah have done only that which was evil in my sight from their youth; for the children of Yisra'el have only provoked me to anger with the work of their hands, says the LORD.
For this city has been to me a provocation of my anger and of my wrath from the day that they built it even to this day; that I should remove it from before my face,
because of all the evil of the children of Yisra'el and of the children of Yehudah, which they have done to provoke me to anger, they, their kings, their princes, their Kohanim, and their prophets, and the men of Yehudah, and the inhabitants of Yerushalayim.