Therefore a lion from the forest will kill them, A wolf of the deserts will destroy them, A leopard is watching their cities. Everyone who goes out of them will be torn in pieces, Because their wrongdoings are many, Their apostasies are numerous.
'Why should I forgive 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 stayed at the prostitute’s house.
They were well-fed lusty horses, Each one neighing at his neighbor’s wife.
Shall I not punish them
for these things?
' declares the LORD, 'And shall I not avenge Myself On a nation such as this?
'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.