FALL TO IDOLATRY AND RECOVERY
vincible third world power over his people . To the remnant in Babylon he said : "Thus saith Jehovah, Where is the bill of your mother's divorcement, wherewith I have put her away? or which of my creditors is it to whom I have sold you? Behold, for your iniquities were ye sold, and for your transgressions was your mother put away ." 18 Their national organization, their mother, had been put away, not because of Jehovah's breaking his covenant and starting divorce proceedings, but because of the iniquities and transgressions of her children against the Law covenant . Hence the honest-hearted remnant repented and turned to Jehovah the great husband of their organization . They prayed for a renewal of his husbandly relations with them in their homeland . So at the end of the seventy years of desolation Jehovah's prophetic command applied to their mother organization: "Shake thyself from the dust ; arise, sit on thy throne, 0 Jerusalem : loose thyself from the bonds of thy neck, 0 captive daughter of Zion . For thus saith Jehovah, Ye were sold for nought ; and ye shall be redeemed without money ." Then telling them to leave Babylon and its contaminations, he said : "Depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence, touch no unclean thing ; go ye out of the midst of her ; cleanse yourselves, ye that bear the vessels of Jehovah . For ye shall not go out in haste, neither shall ye go by flight : for Jehovah will go before you ; and the God of Israel is . Why had Jehovah put away their mother, but at the end of her desolation what commands did he give affecting the remnant?