"For long ago I broke your yoke And tore off your bonds; But you said, `I will not serve!' For on every high hill And under every green tree You have lain down as a harlot. (Jeremiah 2:20)

"Yet I planted you a choice vine, A completely faithful seed. How then have you turned yourself before Me Into the degenerate shoots of a foreign vine? (Jeremiah 2:21)

"Although you wash yourself with lye And use much soap, The stain of your iniquity is before Me," declares the Lord GOD. (Jeremiah 2:22)

"How can you say, `I am not defiled, I have not gone after the Baals'? Look at your way in the valley! Know what you have done! You are a swift young camel entangling her ways, (Jeremiah 2:23)

A wild donkey accustomed to the wilderness, That sniffs the wind in her passion. In the time of her heat who can turn her away? All who seek her will not become weary; In her month they will find her. (Jeremiah 2:24)

"Keep your feet from being unshod And your throat from thirst; But you said, `It is hopeless! No! For I have loved strangers, And after them I will walk.' (Jeremiah 2:25)

"As the thief is shamed when he is discovered, So the house of Israel is shamed; They, their kings, their princes And their priests and their prophets, (Jeremiah 2:26)

Who say to a tree, `You are my father,' And to a stone, `You gave me birth.' For they have turned their back to Me, And not their face; But in the time of their trouble they will say, `Arise and save us.' (Jeremiah 2:27)

"But where are your gods Which you made for yourself? Let them arise, if they can save you In the time of your trouble; For according to the number of your cities Are your gods, O Judah. (Jeremiah 2:28)


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