2 "The LORD was very 1angry with your fathers.
3 "Therefore say to them, 'Thus says the LORD of hosts, "2Return to Me," declares the LORD of hosts, "that I may return to you," says the LORD of hosts.
4 "Do not be 3like your fathers, to whom the 4former prophets proclaimed, saying, 'Thus says the LORD of hosts, "5Return now from your evil ways and from your evil deeds."' But they did 6not listen or give heed to Me," declares the LORD.
5 "Your 7fathers, where are they? And the 8prophets, do they live forever?
6 "But did not My words and My statutes, which I commanded My servants the prophets, 9overtake your fathers? Then they repented and said, '10As the LORD of hosts purposed to do to us in accordance with our ways and our deeds, so He has dealt with us.' ""'