and gave them thisland, which You 1swore to their forefathers to give them, a landflowing with milk and honey.
'They 2came in and tookpossession of it, but they 3did not obey Your voice or 4walk in Your law; they have donenothing of all that You commanded them to do; therefore You have made 5allthiscalamitycome upon them.
24'Behold, the 6siegeramps have reached the city to take it; and the city is 7given into the hand of the Chaldeans who fightagainst it, because of the 8sword, the famine and the pestilence; and what You have spoken has 9come 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 10God of allflesh; is anything11toodifficult for Me?"
28Thereforethussays the LORD, "Behold, I am about to 12givethiscity 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 13setthiscity on fire and burn it, with the 14houseswhere 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 doingonly15evil in My sight from their youth; for the sons of Israel have been only16provoking Me to anger by the work of their hands," declares the LORD.
31"Indeedthiscity has been to Me a 17provocation of My anger and My wrath from the day that they built it, even to thisday, so that it should be 18removed from before My face,
32because of all the evil of the sons of Israel and the sons of Judahwhich they have done to provoke Me to anger -they, their 19kings, their leaders, their priests, their prophets, the men of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem.