Ezekiel 20:11-16 CEB
I gave them my regulations and made known to them my case laws, which bring life to all who observe them. I also gave them my sabbaths as a sign between us that I, the LORD, have set them apart for my purpose. But the house of Israel rebelled against me in the desert. They didn’t follow my regulations and rejected my case laws, which bring life to all who observe them. They completely degraded my sabbaths. So I declared that I would pour out my anger against them and destroy them in the desert. But instead, I acted for the sake of my name so that it wouldn’t be degraded in the sight of the nations who saw me lead them out of Egypt. So in the desert I swore another solemn pledge, that I wouldn’t bring them to the land that I had given to them, a land full of milk and honey, a land more splendid than any other, because they rejected my case laws, didn’t follow my regulations, and degraded my sabbaths. They had their hearts set on their idols.
CEB: Common English Bible