Jeremiah 2:5

2:5 This is what the Lord says:

“What fault could your ancestors have possibly found in me

that they strayed so far from me?

They paid allegiance to worthless idols, and so became worthless to me.

Jeremiah 8:19

8:19 I hear my dear people crying out

throughout the length and breadth of the land.

They are crying, ‘Is the Lord no longer in Zion?

Is her divine King no longer there?’”

The Lord answers,

“Why then do they provoke me to anger with their images,

with their worthless foreign idols?”