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.33
And they have turned unto me the back,a and not the face: though I taught them, rising up early and teaching them, yet they have not hearkened to receiveinstruction.34
But they set their abominations in the house, which is called by my name, to defile it.
And they built the high places of Baal, which are in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire unto Molech; which I commanded them not, neither came it into my mind, that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin .
And now therefore thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, concerning this city, whereof ye say , It shall be delivered into the hand of the king of Babylon by the sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence;37
Behold, I will gather them out of all countries, whither I have driven them in mine anger, and in my fury, and in greatwrath; and I will bring them again unto this place, and I will cause them to dwellsafely:38
And they shall be my people, and I will be their God:39
And I will give them oneheart, and oneway, that they may fear me for ever,b for the good of them, and of their childrenafter them:
And I will make an everlastingcovenant with them, that I will not turn away from them,c to do them good ; but I will put my fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from me.
Yea, I will rejoice over them to do them good , and I will plant them in this landassuredlyd with my whole heart and with my whole soul.