4 Do not be like your forefathers, to whom the earlier prophets proclaimed:
This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘Turn from your evil ways and your evil practices.’
But they would not listen or pay attention to me, declares the Lord.
5 Where are your forefathers now? And the prophets, do they live forever?
6 But did not my words and my decrees, which I commanded my
servants the prophets, overtake your forefathers?
“Then they repented and said, ‘The Lord Almighty
has done to us what our ways and practices deserve,
just as he determined to do.'”