'You 1brought Your peopleIsrael out of the land of Egypt with signs and with wonders, and with a stronghand and with an outstretchedarm and with greatterror;
and gave them thisland, which You 2swore to their forefathers to give them, a landflowing with milk and honey.
'They 3came in and tookpossession of it, but they 4did not obey Your voice or 5walk in Your law; they have donenothing of all that You commanded them to do; therefore You have made 6allthiscalamitycome upon them.
24'Behold, the 7siegeramps have reached the city to take it; and the city is 8given into the hand of the Chaldeans who fightagainst it, because of the 9sword, the famine and the pestilence; and what You have spoken has 10come to pass; and behold, You see it.
'You have said to me, O LordaGOD, "Buy for yourself the field with money and call in witnesses "-although the city is given into the hand of the Chaldeans.' "
Then the word of the LORDcame to Jeremiah, saying,
27"Behold, I am the LORD, the 11God of allflesh; is anything12toodifficult for Me?"
28Thereforethussays the LORD, "Behold, I am about to 13givethiscity into the hand of the Chaldeans and into the hand of Nebuchadnezzarking of Babylon, and he will take it.
"The Chaldeans who are fightingagainstthiscity will enter and 14setthiscity on fire and burn it, with the 15houseswhere people have offeredincense to Baal on their roofs and poured out drinkofferings to othergods to provoke Me to anger.
30"Indeed the sons of Israel and the sons of Judah have been doingonly16evil in My sight from their youth; for the sons of Israel have been only17provoking Me to anger by the work of their hands," declares the LORD.
31"Indeedthiscity has been to Me a 18provocation of My anger and My wrath from the day that they built it, even to thisday, so that it should be 19removed from before My face,