You burn with lust among the oaks and under every spreading tree;
you sacrifice your children in the ravines
The idols among the smooth stones of the ravines are your portion; indeed, they are your lot. Yes, to them you have poured out drink offerings and offered grain offerings. In view of all this, should I relent?
you made a pact with those
and saying to yourself, ‘I am, and there is none besides me.
The wrath of God will overtake you
in a moment, on a single day: it will come upon you in full measure in spite of your many sorceries potent spells.
a catastrophe you cannot foresee will suddenly come upon you.
“Keep on, then, with your magic spells and with your many sorceries,
which you have labored at since childhood.
a catastrophe you cannot foresee will suddenly come upon you. “Keep on, then, with your magic spellsand with your many sorceries, which you have labored at since childhood."
Concerning things to come, do you question me about my children, or give me orders about the work of my hands? It is I who made the earth and created mankind on it.
My own hands stretched out the heavens;
Truly God who has been hiding himself, the God and Savior of Israel. All the makers of idols will be put to shame and disgraced;
Shake off your dust; rise up, sit enthroned, Jerusalem. Free yourself from the chains on your neck, Daughter Zion, now a captive.
“For my people have been taken away for nothing, & those who rule them mock” declares the Lord.
And all day long my name is constantly blasphemed.
that it is I who foretold it. Yes, it is I.
How beautiful on the mountains
are the feet of those who bring good news, proclaim peace, bring good tidings, proclaim salvation,
who say to Zion, “Your God reigns!”
When the Lord returns to Zion, they will see it with their own eyes. Burst into songs of joy together, you ruins of Jerusalem, for the Lord has comforted his people, he has redeemed Jerusalem.
you who carry the articles of the Lord’s house.