Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
"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.
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.
Hear ye the word of the LORD, O house of Jacob, and all the families of the house of Israel.
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 have become vain?
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?'