Be appalled at this, you heavens, And shudder, be very desolate,' declares the LORD.
'For My people have committed two evils: They have abandoned Me, The fountain of living waters, To carve out for themselves cisterns, Broken cisterns That do not hold water.
'Is Israel a slave? Or is he a servant born in the home? Why has he become plunder?
The young lions have roared at him, They have roared loudly. And they have made his land a waste; His cities have been destroyed, without inhabitant.
Also the men of Memphis and Tahpanhes Have shaved your head.
Have you not done this to yourself By your abandoning the LORD your God When He led you in the way?
But now what are you doing on the road to Egypt, Except
to drink the waters of the Nile? Or what are you doing on the road to Assyria, Except
to drink the waters of the Euphrates