The gave me another message. He said,
“Go and shout this message to Jerusalem. This is what the says: “I remember how eager you were to please me as a young bride long ago, how you loved me and followed me even through the barren wilderness.
In those days Israel was holy to the , the first of his children. All who harmed his people were declared guilty, and disaster fell on them. I, the , have spoken!”
References for Jeremiah 2:3
Listen to the word of the , people of Jacob—all you families of Israel!
This is what the says: “What did your ancestors find wrong with me that led them to stray so far from me? They worshiped worthless idols, only to become worthless themselves.
They did not ask, ‘Where is the who brought us safely out of Egypt and led us through the barren wilderness— a land of deserts and pits, a land of drought and death, where no one lives or even travels?’