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CH2 36:13 And he also rebelled against king Nebuchadnezzar, who had
made him swear by God: but he stiffened his neck, and hardened his heart
from turning unto the LORD God of Israel.
CH2 36:14 Moreover all the chief of the priests, and the people,
transgressed very much after all the abominations of the heathen; and
polluted the house of the LORD which he had hallowed in Jerusalem.
CH2 36:15 And the LORD God of their fathers sent to them by his
messengers, rising up betimes, and sending; because he had compassion on
his people, and on his dwelling place:
CH2 36:16 But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his
words, and misused his prophets, until the wrath of the LORD arose
King James Bible