9 Thus says the Lord of hosts,
"They will thoroughly glean as the vine the remnant of Israel;Pass your hand again like a grape gatherer Over the branches." 10 To whom shall I speak and give warning,That they may hear?Behold, their ears are closed,And they cannot listen.Behold, the word of the Lord has become a reproach to them;They have no delight in it. 11 But I am full of the wrath of the Lord:I am weary with holding it in."Pour it out on the children in the street,And on the gathering of young men together;For both husband and wife shall be taken,The aged and the very old. 12 "And their houses shall be turned over to others,Their fields and their wives together;For I will stretch out My hand Against the inhabitants of the land," declares the Lord. 13 "For from the least of them even to the greatest of them,Everyone is greedy for gain,And from the prophet even to the priest Everyone deals falsely. 14 "And they have healed the brokenness of My people superficially,Saying, 'Peace, peace,'But there is no peace. 15 "Were they ashamed because of the abomination they have done?They were not even ashamed at all;They did not even know how to blush.Therefore they shall fall among those who fall;At the time that I punish them,They shall be cast down," says the Lord.
16 Thus says the Lord,
"Stand by the ways and see and ask for the ancient paths,Where the good way is, and walk in it;And you shall find rest for your souls.But they said, 'We will not walk in it.' 17 "And I set watchmen over you, saying,'Listen to the sound of the trumpet!'But they said, 'We will not listen.' 18 "Therefore hear, O nations,And know, O congregation, what is among them. 19 "Hear, O earth: behold, I am bringing disaster on this people,The fruit of their plans,Because they have not listened to My words,And as for My law, they have rejected it also. 20 "For what purpose does frankincense come to Me from Sheba,And the sweet cane from a distant land?Your burnt offerings are not acceptable,And your sacrifices are not pleasing to Me." 21 Therefore, thus says the Lord,"Behold, I am laying stumbling blocks before this people.And they will stumble against them,Fathers and sons together;Neighbor and friend will perish."