The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from King James Bible:|
JER 40:2 And the captain of the guard took Jeremiah, and said unto him,
The LORD thy God hath pronounced this evil upon this place.
JER 40:3 Now the LORD hath brought it, and done according as he hath
said: because ye have sinned against the LORD, and have not obeyed his
voice, therefore this thing is come upon you.
JER 40:4 And now, behold, I loose thee this day from the chains which
were upon thine hand. If it seem good unto thee to come with me into
Babylon, come; and I will look well unto thee: but if it seem ill unto
thee to come with me into Babylon, forbear: behold, all the land is
before thee: whither it seemeth good and convenient for thee to go,
King James Bible