“Why should I pardon you?
Your sons have forsaken Me
And sworn by those who are not gods.
When I had fed them to the full,
They committed adultery
And trooped to the harlot’s house.
They were well-fed lusty horses,
Each one neighing after his neighbor’s wife.
Shall I not punish these people,” declares the LORD,
“And on a nation such as this
Shall I not avenge Myself?
“Go up through her vine rows and destroy,
But do not execute a complete destruction;
Strip away her branches,
For they are not the LORD’S.
For the house of Israel and the house of Judah
Have dealt very treacherously with Me,” declares the LORD.
They have lied about the LORD
And said, “Not He;
Misfortune will not come on us,
And we will not see sword or famine.
The prophets are as wind,
And the word is not in them.
Thus it will be done to them!”
Therefore, thus says the LORD, the God of hosts,
“Because you have spoken this word,
Behold, I am making My words in your mouth fire
And this people wood, and it will consume them.