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.
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.