A wild donkey accustomed to the wilderness, That sniffs the wind in her passion . In the time of her heat who can turn her away ? All who seek her will not become weary ; In her month they will find her.
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.
Oh that my head were waters And my eyes a fountain of tears, That I might weep day and night For the slain of the daughter of my people !
Oh that I had in the desert A wayfarers' lodging place ; That I might leave my people And go from them! For all of them are adulterers, An assembly of treacherous men.
Who is the wise man that may understand this ? And who is he to whom the mouth of the LORD has spoken, that he may declare it? Why is the land ruined, laid waste like a desert, so that no one passes through ?
'Their leader shall be one of them, And their ruler shall come forth from their midst ; And I will bring him near and he shall approach Me; For who would dare to risk his life to approach Me?' declares the LORD.
'Those who escape the sword will return out of the land of Egypt to the land of Judah few in number. Then all the remnant of Judah who have gone to the land of Egypt to reside there will know whose word will stand, Mine or theirs.
"Behold, one will come up like a lion from the thickets of the Jordan against a perennially watered pasture ; for in an instant I will make him run away from it, and whoever is chosen I shall appoint over it. For who is like Me, and who will summon Me into court? And who then is the shepherd who can stand against Me?"
"Behold, one will come up like a lion from the thicket of the Jordan to a perennially watered pasture ; for in an instant I will make them run away from it, and whoever is chosen I will appoint over it. For who is like Me, and who will summon Me into court? And who then is the shepherd who can stand before Me?"