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.
They have lied about the LORD And said, 'Not He; Misfortune will not come upon us, Nor will we see sword or famine.
The prophets are as
wind, And the word is not in them. So it will be done to them!'
Therefore, this is what the LORD, the God of armies says: 'Because you have spoken this word, Behold, I am making My words fire in your mouth, And this people wood, and it will consume them.
Behold, I am bringing a nation against you from far away, you house of Israel,' declares the LORD. 'It is an enduring nation, It is an ancient nation, A nation whose language you do not know, Nor can you understand what they say.
Their quiver is like an open grave, All of them are warriors.