27 “I am the Lord, the God of all mankind.(A) Is anything too hard for me?(B) 28 Therefore this is what the Lord says: I am about to give this city into the hands of the Babylonians and to Nebuchadnezzar(C) king of Babylon, who will capture it.(D) 29 The Babylonians who are attacking this city will come in and set it on fire; they will burn it down,(E) along with the houses(F) where the people aroused my anger by burning incense on the roofs to Baal and by pouring out drink offerings(G) to other gods.(H)

30 “The people of Israel and Judah have done nothing but evil in my sight from their youth;(I) indeed, the people of Israel have done nothing but arouse my anger(J) with what their hands have made,(K) declares the Lord. 31 From the day it was built until now, this city(L) has so aroused my anger and wrath that I must remove(M) it from my sight. 32 The people of Israel and Judah have provoked(N) me by all the evil(O) they have done—they, their kings and officials,(P) their priests and prophets, the people of Judah and those living in Jerusalem. 33 They turned their backs(Q) to me and not their faces; though I taught(R) them again and again, they would not listen or respond to discipline.(S) 34 They set up their vile images(T) in the house that bears my Name(U) and defiled(V) it. 35 They built high places for Baal in the Valley of Ben Hinnom(W) to sacrifice their sons and daughters to Molek,(X) though I never commanded—nor did it enter my mind(Y)—that they should do such a detestable(Z) thing and so make Judah sin.(AA)

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