j They have lyre and harp,
tambourine and flute and wine at their feasts,
k but they do not regard the deeds of the Lord,
or see the work of his hands.
Therefore my people go into exile
l for lack of knowledge;
their m honored men go hungry,
and their multitude is parched with thirst.
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
Amos 6:5 - 6
Who sing idle songs to the sound of the harp and like David invent for themselves instruments of music.
O Lord, your hand is lifted up, but they do not see it. Let them see your zeal for your people, and be ashamed. Let the fire for your adversaries consume them.
The ox knows its owner, and the donkey its master's crib, but Israel does not know, my people do not understand.
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from being a priest to me. And since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.
The precious sons of Zion, worth their weight in fine gold, how they are regarded as earthen pots, the work of a potter's hands!
Lamentations 4:7 - 8
Her princes were purer than snow, whiter than milk; their bodies were more ruddy than coral, the beauty of their form was like sapphire.