In the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, this word came from the Lord, saying,
"Thus says the Lord: 'Stand in the court of the Lord's house, and speak to all the cities of Judah, which come to worship in the Lord's house, all the words that I command you to speak to them. Do not diminish a word.
Perhaps everyone will listen and turn from his evil way, that I may relent concerning the calamity which I purpose to bring on them because of the evil of their doings.'
And you shall say to them, 'Thus says the Lord: "If you will not listen to Me, to walk in My law which I have set before you,
to heed the words of My servants the prophets whom I sent to you, both rising up early and sending them (but you have not heeded),
then I will make this house like Shiloh, and will make this city a curse to all the nations of the earth." ' "