Now the word of the LORDcame to me saying,
2"Go and 1proclaim in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, 'Thussays the LORD, "I remember concerning you the a2devotion of your youth, The love of your betrothals, 3Your followingafter Me in the wilderness, Through a land not sown.
3"Israel was 4holy to the LORD, The 5first of His harvest. 6All who ate of it becameguilty ; Evilcame upon them," declares the LORD.' "
4Hear the word of the LORD, O house of Jacob, and all the families of the house of Israel.
5Thussays the LORD, "7Whatinjustice did your fathersfind in Me, That they wentfar from Me And walkedafter8emptiness and becameempty ?
"They did not say, 'Where is the LORD Who 9brought us up out of the land of Egypt, Who 10led us through the wilderness, Through a land of deserts and of pits, Through a land of drought and of bdeepdarkness, Through a land that noonecrossed And wherenomandwelt ?'