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The Lord says:

“What accusation did your ancestors bring against me?
    What made them turn away from me?
They worshiped worthless idols
    and became worthless themselves.
They did not care about me,
    even though I rescued them from Egypt
    and led them through the wilderness:
    a land of deserts and sand pits,
    a dry and dangerous land
    where no one lives
    and no one will even travel.
I brought them into a fertile land,
    to enjoy its harvests and its other good things.
But instead they ruined my land;
    they defiled the country I had given them.

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This is what the Lord says:

“What fault did your ancestors find in me,
    that they strayed so far from me?
They followed worthless idols(A)
    and became worthless(B) themselves.
They did not ask, ‘Where is the Lord,
    who brought us up out of Egypt(C)
and led us through the barren wilderness,
    through a land of deserts(D) and ravines,(E)
a land of drought and utter darkness,
    a land where no one travels(F) and no one lives?’
I brought you into a fertile land
    to eat its fruit and rich produce.(G)
But you came and defiled my land
    and made my inheritance detestable.(H)

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