In the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, came this word from the LORD, saying,
"Thus saith the LORD: `Stand in the court of the LORD'S house, and speak unto all the cities of Judah, which come to worship in the LORD'S house, all the words that I command thee to speak unto them; diminish not a word.
It may so be they will hearken and turn every man from his evil way, that I may repent Me of the evil which I purpose to do unto them because of the evil of their doings.'
And thou shalt say unto them, `Thus saith the LORD: If ye will not hearken to Me, to walk in My law which I have set before you,
to hearken to the words of My servants the prophets whom I sent unto you, both rising up early and sending them, but ye have not hearkened--
then will I make this house like Shiloh, and will make this city a curse to all the nations of the earth.'"