2 1"The LORD was very angry with your fathers.
3 Therefore say to them, Thus declares the LORD of hosts: 2Return to me, says the LORD of hosts, and 3I will return to you, says the LORD of hosts.
4 4Do not be like your fathers, 5to whom the former prophets cried out, 'Thus says the LORD of hosts, 6Return from your evil ways and from your evil deeds.' But 7they did not hear or pay attention to me, declares the LORD.
5 Your fathers, where are they? And 8the prophets, do they live forever?
6 9But my words and my statutes, which I commanded 10my servants the prophets, did they not 11overtake your fathers? So they repented and said, 12As the LORD of hosts purposed to deal with us for 13our ways and 14deeds, so has he dealt with us."