Thus saith the Lord, What iniquity have your fathers found in me, that they are gone [a]far from me, and have walked after vanity, and are become [b]vain?

For they said not, Where is the Lord that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, that led us through the wilderness, through a desert, and waste land, through a dry land, and by [c]the shadow of death, by a land that no man passed through, and where no man dwelt?

And I brought you into a plentiful country, to eat the fruit thereof, and the commodities of the same: but when ye entered, ye defiled [d]my land, and made mine heritage an abomination.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 2:5 That is, fallen to most vile idolatry.
  2. Jeremiah 2:5 Altogether given to vanity, and are become blind and insensible as the idols that they serve.
  3. Jeremiah 2:6 Where for lack of all things necessary for life, ye could look for nothing every hour but present death.
  4. Jeremiah 2:7 By your idolatry and wicked manners, Ps. 78:58 and 106:38.

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