xto me you should return.
yand do not waver,
2 zand if you swear, ‘As the Lord lives,’
then anations shall bless themselves in him,
band in him shall they glory.”
c“Break up your fallow ground,
and dsow not among thorns.
4 eCircumcise yourselves to the Lord;
flest my wrath go forth like fire,
gbecause of the evil of your deeds.”
h“Blow the trumpet through the land;
i‘Assemble, and let us go
6 jRaise a standard toward Zion,
for I bring disaster from kthe north,
land great destruction.
7 mA lion has gone up from his thicket,
8 For this oput on sackcloth,
for pthe fierce anger of the Lord
9 “In that day, declares the Lord, qcourage shall fail both king and officials. The priests shall be appalled and the prophets astounded.” 10 Then I said, “Ah, Lord God, rsurely you have utterly deceived this people and Jerusalem, saying, ‘It shall be well with you,’ whereas the sword has reached their very life.”
11 At that time it will be said to this people and to Jerusalem, “A hot wind from sthe bare heights in the desert toward the daughter of my people, not to winnow or cleanse, 12 a wind too full for this comes for me. Now it is I who tspeak in judgment upon them.”
uhis chariots like the whirlwind;
his horses are vswifter than eagles—
woe to us, wfor we are ruined!
14 O Jerusalem, xwash your heart from evil,
15 For a voice ydeclares from Dan
and proclaims trouble from zMount Ephraim.
“Besiegers come afrom a distant land;
17 Like keepers of a field bare they against her all around,
This is your doom, and cit is bitter;
19 dMy anguish, my anguish! I writhe in pain!
20 eCrash follows hard on crash;
fSuddenly my tents are laid waste,
22 “For gmy people are foolish;
hThey are ‘wise’—in doing evil!
23 I looked on the earth, and behold, it was iwithout form and void;
jand to the heavens, and they had no light.
24 I looked on kthe mountains, and behold, they were quaking,
25 lI looked, and behold, there was no man,
26 I looked, and behold, the mfruitful land was a desert,
before the Lord, before nhis fierce anger.
27 For thus says the Lord, “The whole land shall be a desolation; oyet I will not make a full end.
28 p“For this the earth shall mourn,
qand the heavens above be dark;
rI have not relented, nor will I turn back.”
and sno man dwells in them.
tthat you adorn yourself with ornaments of gold,
uthat you enlarge your eyes with paint?
vYour lovers despise you;
31 For I heard wa cry as of a woman in labor,
xstretching out her hands,