"Don't say such things," the people say. "Don't prophesy like that. Such disasters will never come our way!"
Should you talk that way, O family of Israela? Will the LORD have patience with such behavior? If you would do what is right, you would find my words to be good.
Yet to this very hour my people rise against me! You steal the shirts right off the backs of those who trusted you, making them as ragged as men who have just come home from battle.
You have evicted women from their homes and stripped their children of all their God-given rights.
Up! Begone! This is no longer your land and home, for you have filled it with sin and ruined it completely.
Suppose a prophet full of lies were to say to you, "I'll preach to you the joys of wine and drink!" That's just the kind of prophet you would like!
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)