Which I commandedyourfathers in the day that I broughtthemforth out of the land of Egypt, from the ironfurnace, saying, Obey my voice, and do them, according to all which I command you: so shall ye be my people, and I will be your God:
Yet theyobeyed not, nor inclinedtheir ear, but walkedevery one in the imagination of theirevilheart: therefore I willbringuponthem all the words of thiscovenant, which I commandedthem to do; but they did them not.
They are turnedback to the iniquities of theirforefathers, whichrefused to hear my words; and theywentafterothergods to servethem: the house of Israel and the house of Judahhavebroken my covenantwhich I madewiththeirfathers.
For the LORD of hosts, thatplantedthee, hathpronouncedevilagainstthee, for the evil of the house of Israel and of the house of Judah, whichtheyhavedoneagainstthemselves to provoke me to anger in offeringincenseuntoBaal.
But I was like a lamb or an ox that is brought to the slaughter; and I knew not thatthey had deviseddevicesagainst me, saying, Let us destroy the treewith the fruitthereof, and let us cut him off from the land of the living, that his name may be no moreremembered.