A.(1) In the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah came this word from the LORD, saying, (2) Thus saith the LORD; Stand in the court of the LORD’S house, and speak unto all the cities of Judah, which come to worship in the LORD’S house, all the words that I command thee to speak unto them; diminish not a word:
B.(3) If so be they will hearken, and turn every man from his evil way, that I may repent me of the evil, which I purpose to do unto them because of the evil of their doings.
C. (4) And thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the LORD; If ye will not hearken to me,
D. to walk in my law, which I have set before you,
C’.(5) To hearken to the words of my servants the prophets, whom I sent unto you, both rising up early, and sending them,
B’. but ye have not hearkened;
A'(6) Then will I make this house like Shiloh, and will make this city a curse to all the nations of the earth.