"If a man divorces1 his wife and she leaves him and marries another man, should he return to her again? Would not the land be completely defiled?2 But you have lived as a prostitute with many lovers3-- would you now return to me?"4 declares the LORD.
"Look up to the barren heights5 and see. Is there any place where you have not been ravished? By the roadside6 you sat waiting for lovers, sat like a nomada in the desert. You have defiled the land7 with your prostitution8 and wickedness.
Therefore the showers have been withheld,9 and no spring rains10 have fallen. Yet you have the brazen11 look of a prostitute; you refuse to blush with shame.124
Have you not just called to me: 'My Father,13 my friend from my youth,14