The word which came to Jeremiah from the Lord, saying,
"aHear the words of this bcovenant, and speak to the men of Judah and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem;
and say to them, 'Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, "aCursed is the man who does not heed the words of this covenant
which I commanded your forefathers in the aday that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, from the biron furnace, saying, 'cListen to My voice, and do according to all which I command you; so you shall be dMy people, and I will be your God,'
in order to confirm the aoath which I swore to your forefathers, to give them a land flowing with milk and honey, as it is this day."'" Then I said, "bAmen, O Lord."
And the Lord said to me, "aProclaim all these words in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem, saying, 'bHear the words of this covenant and cdo them.
'For I solemnly awarned your fathers in the bday that I brought them up from the land of Egypt, even to this day, cwarning persistently, saying, "dListen to My voice."
'Yet they adid not obey or incline their ear, but walked, each one, in the stubbornness of his evil heart; therefore I brought on them all the bwords of this covenant, which I commanded them to do, but they did not.'"
Then the Lord said to me, "A aconspiracy has been found among the men of Judah and among the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
"They have aturned back to the iniquities of their ancestors who brefused to hear My words, and they chave gone after other gods to serve them; the house of Israel and the house of Judah have dbroken My covenant which I made with their fathers."
Therefore thus says the Lord, "Behold I am abringing disaster on them which they will bnot be able to escape; though they will ccry to Me, yet I will not listen to them.
"Then the cities of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem will ago and cry to the gods to whom they burn incense, but they surely will not save them in the time of their disaster.
"For your gods are aas many as your cities, O Judah; and as many as the streets of Jerusalem are the altars you have set up to the bshameful thing, altars to cburn incense to Baal.
"Therefore ado not pray for this people, nor lift up a cry or prayer for them; for I will bnot listen when they call to Me because of their disaster.
"What right has My abeloved in My house