“Therefore I still contend with you, declares the LORD, and with your children’s children I will contend.
For cross to the coasts of Cyprus and see, or send to Kedar and examine with care; see if there has been such a thing.
Has a nation changed its gods, even though they are no gods? But my people have changed their glory for that which does not profit.
Be appalled, O heavens, at this; be shocked, be utterly desolate, declares the LORD,
for my people have committed two evils: they have forsaken me, the fountain of living waters, and hewed out cisterns for themselves, broken cisterns that can hold no water.
“Is Israel a slave? Is he a homeborn servant? Why then has he become a prey?
The lions have roared against him; they have roared loudly. They have made his land a waste; his cities are in ruins, without inhabitant.
Moreover, the men of Memphis and Tahpanhes have shaved the crown of your head.
Have you not brought this upon yourself by forsaking the LORD your God, when he led you in the way?