2 Chronicles 7:17–22
19 “aBut if you turn away and forsake My statutes and My commandments which I have set before you, and go and serve other gods and worship them,
20 athen I will uproot you from My land which I have given 1you, and this house which I have consecrated for My name I will cast out of My sight and I will make it ba proverb and a byword among all peoples.
21 “As for this house, which was exalted, everyone who passes by it will be astonished and say, ‘aWhy has the Lord done thus to this land and to this house?’
22 “And they will say, ‘Because athey forsook the Lord, the God of their fathers who brought them from the land of Egypt, and they adopted other gods and worshiped them and served them; therefore He has brought all this adversity on them.’ ”