I went for a walk ..... Yesterday
To whom shall I speak,
and give warning, that they may hear?
Behold, their ear is uncircumcised, and they cannot hearken:
Behold, the word of the Lord is unto them a reproach;
They have no delight in it.
Therefore I am full of the fury of the Lord;
I am weary with holding in: I will pour it out upon the children abroad,
and upon the assembly of young men together:
for even the husband with the wife shall be taken, the aged with him that is full of days.
And their houses shall be turned unto others, with their fields and wives together:
for I will stretch out my hand upon the inhabitants of the land, saith the Lord.
For from the least of them.... even unto the greatest of them....
everyone is given to covetousness;
and from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely.
They have healed ....also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly,... Saying,
Peace! Peace! .... When there is no peace.
Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? nay, they were not at all ashamed,... neither could they blush:
Therefore they shall fall among them ....that fall:
At the time that I visit them.... they shall be cast down, saith the Lord.
Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths,
where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.
But they said,... We will not walk therein.
Also I set watchmen over you, saying, Hearken to the sound of the trumpet.
But they said, .....We will not hearken.
¶Therefore hear, ye nations, and know, O congregation, what is among them.
Hear, O earth:
Behold, I will bring evil upon this people, even the fruit of their thoughts,
Because they have not hearkened unto my words, nor to my law, but rejected it.
The Book of the Prophet Jeremiah