King James Bible
[And] to speak2 unto the priests which [were] in the house of the LORD of hosts, and to the prophets, saying,2 Should I weep4 in the fifth month, separating9 myself, as I have done1 these so many years?
Speak3 unto all the people of the land, and to the priests, saying,2 When ye fasted1 and mourned2 in the fifth and seventh [month], even those seventy years, did ye at all2 fast1 unto me, [even] to me?
[Should ye] not [hear] the words which the LORD hath cried1 by the former prophets, when Jerusalem was inhabited6 and in prosperity, and the cities thereof round about her, when [men] inhabited6 the south and the plain?
Yea, they made1 their hearts [as] an adamant stone, lest they should hear2 the law, and the words which the LORD of hosts hath sent1 in his spirit by the former prophets: therefore came a great wrath from the LORD of hosts.
But I scattered them with a whirlwind17 among all the nations whom they knew1 not. Thus the land was desolate8 after them, that no man passed through6 nor returned:6 for they laid4 the pleasant land desolate.
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