They have spoken words,
Swearing falsely in making a covenant.
Thus judgment springs up d like hemlock in the furrows of the field.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
And the LORD said to Moses: "Behold, you will rest with your fathers; and this people will rise and play the harlot with the gods of the foreigners of the land, where they go to be among them, and they will forsake Me and break My covenant which I have made with them.
"Then My anger shall be aroused against them in that day, and I will forsake them, and I will hide My face from them, and they shall be devoured. And many evils and troubles shall befall them, so that they will say in that day, 'Have not these evils come upon us because our God is not among us?'
2 Kings 17:3
Shalmaneser king of Assyria came up against him; and Hoshea became his vassal, and paid him tribute money.
2 Kings 17:4
And the king of Assyria uncovered a conspiracy by Hoshea; for he had sent messengers to So, king of Egypt, and brought no tribute to the king of Assyria, as he had done year by year. Therefore the king of Assyria shut him up, and bound him in prison.
You who turn justice to wormwood, And lay righteousness to rest in the earth!