In the beginning of the reign of 1Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, thiswordcame from the LORD, saying,
2"Thussays the LORD, '2Stand in the court of the LORD'Shouse, and speak to all the cities of Judah who have 3come to worship in the LORD'Shouse4all the words that I have commanded you to speak to them. 5Do not omit a word!
'6Perhaps they will listen and everyone will turn from his evilway, that 7I may repent of the calamitywhich I am planning to do to them because of the evil of their deeds.'
"And you will say to them, 'Thussays the LORD, "8If you will not listen to Me, to 9walk in My lawwhich I have setbefore you,
to listen to the words of 10My servants the prophets, whom I have been sending to you aagain and again, but you have not listened;
then I will makethishouse like 11Shiloh, and thiscity I will make a 12curse to all the nations of the earth.""'