10 "Now when you tell this people all these words, they will say to you, '1For what reason * has the LORD declared all this great calamity against us? And what is our iniquity, or what is our sin which we have committed against the LORD our God?'
11 "Then you are to say to them, 'It is 2because * your forefathers have forsaken Me,' declares the LORD, 'and have followed * 3other gods and served them and bowed down to them; but Me they have forsaken and have not kept My law.
12 'You too have done evil, even 4more than your forefathers; for behold, you are each one walking according to the 5stubbornness of his own 6evil heart, without listening to Me.
13 'So I will 7hurl you out of this land into the 8land which you have not known, neither you nor your fathers; and there you will 9serve other gods day and night, for I will grant you no favor.'