“rising up early and speaking.” This is an idiom meaning to send again and again, and to be eager to do it. The idea is that God rose up early and sent His prophets, and sent them over and over as the day progressed. We have kept the idiom but inserted the meaning of the idiom by adding “again and again” in italics. The people rose up early to sin, and God rose up early to correct them (see Zeph. 3:7). [For more on this idiom and where it occurs, see commentary on Jeremiah 26:5].