Jeremiah 2:2

Go and cry in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, Thus says the LORD; I remember you, the kindness of your youth, the love of your betrothal, when you followed me in the wilderness, in a land that was not sown.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Espousals. He speaks ironically. (Theodoret) Yet the Israelites at first showed greater proofs of love than they did afterwards. It is true they often prevaricated, in the wilderness, Exodus xxxii. 1., and Amos v. 25., and Psalm lxxvii. (Calmet) The Lord declares his gratuitous love, and then upbraids his people. (Haydock) He had caused them to multiply in Egypt, and gratuitously made choice of them. (Worthington)

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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