Hear the word of the LORD, O house of Jacob, all you clans of the house of Israel.
This is what the LORD says: "What fault did your fathers find in me, that they strayed so far from me? They followed worthless idols1 and became worthless2 themselves.
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They did not ask, 'Where is the LORD, who brought us up out of Egypt3 and led us through the barren wilderness, through a land of deserts4 and rifts,5 a land of drought and darkness, a land where no one travels6 and no one lives?'
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I brought you into a fertile land to eat its fruit and rich produce.7 But you came and defiled my land and made my inheritance detestable.8
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The priests did not ask, 'Where is the LORD?' Those who deal with the law did not know me;9 the leaders10 rebelled against me. The prophets prophesied by Baal,11 following worthless idols.12
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"Therefore I bring charges13 against you again," declares the LORD. "And I will bring charges against your children's children.
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Cross over to the coasts of Kittim14 and look, send to Kedar15 and observe closely; see if there has ever been anything like this:
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Has a nation ever changed its gods? (Yet they are not gods16 at all.) But my people have exchanged their Glory17 for worthless idols.
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Be appalled at this, O heavens, and shudder with great horror," declares the LORD.
"My people have committed two sins: They have forsaken18 me, the spring of living water,19 and have dug their own cisterns, broken cisterns that cannot hold water.
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Is Israel a servant, a slave20 by birth? Why then has he become plunder?
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