"My people of Israel a mingle with godless foreigners, picking up their evil ways. Now they have become as worthless as a half-baked cake!
Worshiping foreign gods has sapped their strength, but they don't even know it. Israel is like an old man with graying hair, unaware of how weak and old he has become.
His arrogance testifies against him, yet he doesn't return to the LORD his God or even try to find him.
"The people of Israel have become like silly, witless doves, first calling to Egypt, then flying to Assyria.
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)