The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from King James Bible:|
proclaiming liberty every man to his neighbour; and ye had made a
covenant before me in the house which is called by my name:
JER 34:16 But ye turned and polluted my name, and caused every man his
servant, and every man his handmaid, whom he had set at liberty at their
pleasure, to return, and brought them into subjection, to be unto you
for servants and for handmaids.
JER 34:17 Therefore thus saith the LORD; Ye have not hearkened unto me,
in proclaiming liberty, every one to his brother, and every man to his
neighbour: behold, I proclaim a liberty for you, saith the LORD, to the
sword, to the pestilence, and to the famine; and I will make you to be
removed into all the kingdoms of the earth.
King James Bible