Therefore this is what the LORD says: 'I will bring on them a disaster1 they cannot escape.2 Although they cry3 out to me, I will not listen4 to them.
The towns of Judah and the people of Jerusalem will go and cry out to the gods to whom they burn incense,5 but they will not help them at all when disaster6 strikes.
You have as many gods7 as you have towns,8 O Judah; and the altars you have set up to burn incense9 to that shameful10 god Baal are as many as the streets of Jerusalem.'
"Do not pray11 for this people nor offer any plea or petition for them, because I will not listen12 when they call to me in the time of their distress.
"What is my beloved doing in my temple as she works out her evil schemes with many? Can consecrated meat13 avert [ your punishment]?14 When you engage in your wickedness, then you rejoice.a "
The LORD called you a thriving olive tree15 with fruit beautiful in form. But with the roar of a mighty storm he will set it on fire,16 and its branches will be broken.1717
The LORD Almighty, who planted18 you, has decreed disaster19 for you, because the house of Israel and the house of Judah have done evil and provoked20 me to anger by burning incense to Baal.21