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The Lord says:

“What accusation did your ancestors bring against me?
    What made them turn away from me?
They worshiped worthless idols
    and became worthless themselves.
They did not care about me,
    even though I rescued them from Egypt
    and led them through the wilderness:
    a land of deserts and sand pits,
    a dry and dangerous land
    where no one lives
    and no one will even travel.
I brought them into a fertile land,
    to enjoy its harvests and its other good things.
But instead they ruined my land;
    they defiled the country I had given them.

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