Jeremiah 2:1-6 KJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying , 1 The word of the LORD came to me:
2 Go and cry in the ears of Jerusalem, saying , Thus saith the LORD; I remember thee, the kindness of thy youth, the love of thine espousals, when thou wentest after me in the wilderness, in a land that was not sown . 2 "Go and proclaim in the hearing of Jerusalem: " 'I remember the devotion of your youth, how as a bride you loved me and followed me through the desert, through a land not sown.
3 Israel was holiness unto the LORD, and the firstfruits of his increase: all that devour him shall offend ; evil shall come upon them, saith the LORD. 3 Israel was holy to the LORD, the firstfruits of his harvest; all who devoured her were held guilty, and disaster overtook them,' " declares the LORD.
4 Hear ye the word of the LORD, O house of Jacob, and all the families of the house of Israel: 4 Hear the word of the LORD, O house of Jacob, all you clans of the house of Israel.
5 Thus saith the LORD, What iniquity have your fathers found in me, that they are gone far from me, and have walked after vanity, and are become vain ? 5 This is what the LORD says: "What fault did your fathers find in me, that they strayed so far from me? They followed worthless idols and became worthless themselves.
6 Neither said they, Where is the LORD that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, that led us through the wilderness, through a land of deserts and of pits, through a land of drought, and of the shadow of death, through a land that no man passed through , and where no man dwelt ? 6 They did not ask, 'Where is the LORD, who brought us up out of Egypt and led us through the barren wilderness, through a land of deserts and rifts, a land of drought and darkness, a land where no one travels and no one lives?'