And say untothem, Thussaith the Lord GOD; In the day when I choseIsrael, and lifted up minehandunto the seed of the house of Jacob, and mademyselfknownuntothem in the land of Egypt, when I lifted up minehanduntothem, saying, I am the LORDyour God;
But theyrebelledagainst me, and would not hearkenunto me: they did not every man castaway the abominations of theireyes, neither did theyforsake the idols of Egypt: then I said, I willpour out my furyuponthem, to accomplish my angeragainstthem in the midst of the land of Egypt.
But the house of Israelrebelledagainst me in the wilderness: theywalked not in my statutes, and theydespised my judgments, which if a man do, he shallevenlive in them; and my sabbathstheygreatlypolluted: then I said, I wouldpour out my furyuponthem in the wilderness, to consumethem.
Notwithstanding the childrenrebelledagainst me: theywalked not in my statutes, neitherkept my judgments to do them, which if a man do, he shallevenlive in them; theypolluted my sabbaths: then I said, I wouldpour out my furyuponthem, to accomplish my angeragainstthem in the wilderness.
For when I had broughttheminto the land, for the which I lifted up minehand to give it to them, thenthey saw everyhighhill, and all the thicktrees, and theyofferedtheretheirsacrifices, and theretheypresented the provocation of theiroffering: therealsotheymadetheirsweetsavour, and poured out theretheirdrinkofferings.
For when ye offeryourgifts, when ye makeyoursons to passthrough the fire, ye polluteyourselveswith all youridols, evenuntothis day: and shall I be enquired of by you, O house of Israel? As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I will not be enquired of by you.
And I willpurge out fromamong you the rebels, and themthattransgressagainst me: I willbringthemforth out of the countrywheretheysojourn, and theyshall not enterinto the land of Israel: and ye shallknowthat I am the LORD.
As for you, O house of Israel, thussaith the Lord GOD; Go ye, serve ye every one his idols, and hereafteralso, if ye will not hearkenunto me: but pollute ye my holyname no morewithyourgifts, and withyouridols.
For in mineholymountain, in the mountain of the height of Israel, saith the Lord GOD, thereshall all the house of Israel, all of them in the land, serve me: therewill I acceptthem, and therewill I requireyourofferings, and the firstfruits of youroblations, with all yourholythings.
And say to the forest of the south, Hear the word of the LORD; Thussaith the Lord GOD; Behold, I willkindle a fire in thee, and it shalldevoureverygreentree in thee, and every dry tree: the flamingflameshall not be quenched, and all facesfrom the south to the northshall be burnedtherein.