A (2) Thus saith Yahweh of hosts, the God of Israel; Ye have seen all the evil that I have brought upon JERUSALEM,
B (2) and upon ALL THE CITIES OF JUDAH; and, behold, this day they are a desolation, and no man dwelleth therein,
C (3) Because of THEIR WICKEDNESS which they have committed to provoke me to anger, in that they went TO BURN INCENSE, and to serve OTHER GODS, whom they knew not, neither they, ye, nor your fathers.
D (4) Howbeit I SENT unto you all my servants the prophets,
E (4) rising early
D′ (4) and SENDING them, saying, Oh, do not this abominable thing that I hate.
C′ (5) But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear to turn from THEIR WICKEDNESS, TO BURN NO INCENSE UNTO OTHER GODS.
B′ (6) Wherefore my fury and mine anger was poured forth, and was kindled IN THE CITIES OF JUDAH
A′ (6) and in the streets OF JERUSALEM; and they are wasted and desolate, as at this day.