A Rebellious People
Now go, k write it before them on a tablet,
And note it on a scroll,
That it may be for time to come,
Forever and ever:
That l this is a rebellious people,
Children who will not hear the law of the LORD;
m Who say to the seers, "Do not see,"
And to the prophets, "Do not prophesy to us right things;
n Speak to us smooth things, prophesy deceits.
Get out of the way,
Turn aside from the path,
Cause the Holy One of Israel
To cease from before us."
Therefore thus says the Holy One of Israel:
"Because you o despise this word,
And trust in oppression and perversity,
And rely on them,
Therefore this iniquity shall be to you
p Like a breach ready to fall,
A bulge in a high wall,
Whose breaking q comes suddenly, in an instant.
And r He shall break it like the breaking of the potter's vessel,
Which is broken in pieces;
He shall not spare.
So there shall not be found among its fragments
A shard to take fire from the hearth,
Or to take water from the cistern."
For thus says the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel:
s "In returning and rest you shall be saved;
In quietness and confidence shall be your strength."
t But you would not,
And you said, "No, for we will flee on horses" -
Therefore you shall flee!
And, "We will ride on swift horses" -
Therefore those who pursue you shall be swift!
u One thousand shall flee at the threat of one,
At the threat of five you shall flee,
Till you are left as a pole on top of a mountain
And as a banner on a hill.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Then the LORD answered me and said: "Write the vision And make it plain on tablets, That he may run who reads it.
And He said: 'I will hide My face from them, I will see what their end will be, For they are a perverse generation, Children in whom is no faith.
Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth! For the LORD has spoken: "I have nourished and brought up children, And they have rebelled against Me.
Alas, sinful nation, A people laden with iniquity, A brood of evildoers, Children who are corrupters! They have forsaken the LORD, They have provoked to anger The Holy One of Israel, They have turned away backward.
I have stretched out My hands all day long to a rebellious people, Who walk in a way that is not good, According to their own thoughts.
Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
Therefore thus says the LORD concerning the men of Anathoth who seek your life, saying, 'Do not prophesy in the name of the LORD, lest you die by our hand' -
"But you gave the Nazirites wine to drink, And commanded the prophets saying, 'Do not prophesy!'
Do not prattle," you say to those who prophesy. So they shall not prophesy to you; They shall not return insult for insult.
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1 Kings 20:30
But the rest fled to Aphek, into the city; then a wall fell on twenty-seven thousand of the men who were left. And BenHadad fled and went into the city, into an inner chamber.
How long will you attack a man? You shall be slain, all of you, Like a leaning wall and a tottering fence.
They only consult to cast him down from his high position; They delight in lies; They bless with their mouth, But they curse inwardly. Selah
Those from among you Shall build the old waste places; You shall raise up the foundations of many generations; And you shall be called the Repairer of the Breach, The Restorer of Streets to Dwell In.
Moreover the multitude of your foes Shall be like fine dust, And the multitude of the terrible ones Like chaff that passes away; Yes, it shall be in an instant, suddenly.
You shall break them with a rod of iron; You shall dash them to pieces like a potter's vessel.'
And say to them, 'Thus says the LORD of hosts: "Even so I will break this people and this city, as one breaks a potter's vessel, which cannot be made whole again; and they shall bury them in Tophet till there is no place to bury.
Return to your rest, O my soul, For the LORD has dealt bountifully with you.
And say to him: 'Take heed, and be quiet; do not fear or be fainthearted for these two stubs of smoking firebrands, for the fierce anger of Rezin and Syria, and the son of Remaliah.
To whom He said, "This is the rest with which You may cause the weary to rest," And, "This is the refreshing"; Yet they would not hear.
O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing!
And as for those of you who are left, I will send faintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies; the sound of a shaken leaf shall cause them to flee; they shall flee as though fleeing from a sword, and they shall fall when no one pursues.
The LORD will cause you to be defeated before your enemies; you shall go out one way against them and flee seven ways before them; and you shall become troublesome to all the kingdoms of the earth.
How could one chase a thousand, And two put ten thousand to flight, Unless their Rock had sold them, And the LORD had surrendered them?
One man of you shall chase a thousand, for the LORD your God is He who fights for you, as He promised you.
The wicked flee when no one pursues, But the righteous are bold as a lion.