All her Images shall be broken down and all her winnings shall be brent in the fire: yea all her Idols will I destroy: for why, they are gathered out of the hire of an whore, and in to an whores hire shall they be turned again.
In that day shall this term be used, and a mourning shall be made over you on this manner: We be utterly desolate, the portion of my people is translated. When will he part unto us the land, that he hath taken from us?
But I will gather thee indeed, O Jacob, and drive the remnant of Israel all together. I shall carry them one with another, as a flock in the fold, and as the cattle in their stalls, that they may be disquieted of other men.
And as concerning the prophets that deceive my people, thus the LORD sayeth against them: When they have any thing to bite upon, then they preach that all shall be well: but if a man put not some thing in to their mouths, they preach of war against him.
O ye judges, ye give sentence for gifts,: O ye priests, ye teach for lucre: O ye prophets, ye prophesy for money. Yet will they be taken as those that hold upon God, and say: Is not the LORD among us? Tush, there can no misfortune happen us.
and the multitude of the Gentiles shall haste them thither, saying: Come, let us go up to the hill of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob: that he may teach us his way, and that we may walk in his paths. For the law shall come out of Sion, and the word of God from Jerusalem;
And shall give sentence among the multitude of the Heathen and reform the people of far countries: so that of their swords they shall make plowshares, and scythes of their spears. One people shall not lift up a sword against another, yea they shall no more learn to fight:
And now (O thou daughter Sion) be sorry, let it grieve thee as a wife labouring with child: for now must thou get thee out of the city, and dwell upon the plain field: Yea unto Babylon shalt thou go, there shalt thou be delivered, and there the LORD shall lowse thee from the hand of thine enemies.
Therefore get thee up, O thou daughter Sion, and thresh|throsh| out the corn: For I will make thy horn iron; and thy claws brass, that thou mayest grind many people: their goods shalt thou appropriate unto the LORD, and their substance unto the ruler of the whole world.
And thou Bethleem Ephrata, art little among the thousands of Juda, Out of thee shall come one unto me, which shall be the governour in Israel: whose outgoing hath been from the beginning, and from everlasting.
He shall stand fast, and give food in the strength of the LORD, and in the victory of the name of the LORD his God: and when they be converted, he shall be magnified unto the farthest parts of the world.
these shall subdue the land of Assur with the sword, and the land of Nimrod with their naked weapons. Thus shall he deliver us from the Assirian, when he cometh within our land, and setteth his foot within our borders.
Yea the residue of Jacob shall be among the gentiles and the multitude of people, as the lion among the beasts of the wood, and as the Lion's whelps among a flock of sheep: which (when he goeth thorow) treadeth down, teareth in pieces, and there is no man that can help.
Remember (O my people) what Balach the king of Moab had imagined against thee, and what answer that Balaam the son of Beor gave him, from Sethim unto Gilgal, that ye may know the loving-kindness of the LORD.
Ye keep the ordinances of Amri, and all the customs of the house of Ahab: Ye follow their pleasures, therefore will I make thee waste, and cause thy inhabiters to be abhorred, O my people: and thus shalt thou bear thine own shame.
The best of them is but as a thistle, and the most righteous of them is but as a brier in the hedge. But when the day of thy preachers cometh, that thou shalt be visited: then shall they be wasted away.
I will bear the punishment of the LORD (for why, I have offended him) till he sit in judgement upon my cause, and see that I have right. He will bring me forth to the light, and I shall see his righteousness.
Where is there such a God as thou? that pardonest wickedness, and forgivest the offenses of the remnant of thine heritage? He keepeth not his wrath for ever. And why? his delight is to have compassion: