And hast given them this land, which thou didst swear to their fathers to give them, a landflowing with milk and honey;23
And they came in , and possessed it; but they obeyed not thy voice, neither walked in thy law; they have done nothing of all that thou commandedst them to do : therefore thou hast caused all this evil to come upon them:
Behold the mounts,a they are come unto the city to take it; and the city is given into the hand of the Chaldeans, that fight against it, because of the sword, and of the famine, and of the pestilence: and what thou hast spoken is come to pass; and, behold, thou seest it.
And thou hast said unto me, O LordGOD,Buy thee the field for money, and takewitnesses; for the city is given into the hand of the Chaldeans.26
Then came the word of the LORD unto Jeremiah,saying ,
Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?
Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will give this city into the hand of the Chaldeans, and into the hand of Nebuchadrezzarking of Babylon, and he shall take it:
And the Chaldeans, that fight against this city, shall come and setfire on this city, and burn it with the houses, upon whose roofs they have offered incense unto Baal, and poured out drink offerings unto othergods, to provoke me to anger .
For the children of Israel and the children of Judah have only doneevilbefore me from their youth: for the children of Israel have only provoked me to anger with the work of their hands,saith the LORD.31
For this city hath been to me as a provocation of mine anger and of my fury from the day that they built it even unto this day; that I should remove it from before my face,32
Because of all the evil of the children of Israel and of the children of Judah, which they have done to provoke me to anger , they, their kings, their princes, their priests, and their prophets, and the men of Judah, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem.