But the house of Israel will not hearken unto thee;

                for they will not hearken unto me:

                    for all the house of Israel are impudent and hardhearted.

Why are we doing this ?

And these are the words that the Lord spake ,

                           concerning Israel and concerning Judah.

For thus saith the Lord;

We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear, and not of peace.

Ask ye now, and see whether a man doth travail with child?

             wherefore do I see every man with his hands on his loins,

                  as a woman in travail, and all faces are turned into paleness?

Alas! ... For that day is great, so that none is like it:

         it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble;

                                                     but he shall be saved out of it.

Why are we doing this ?