Therefore thus says the LORD, "Behold, I am planning against this family a calamity From which you cannot remove your necks ; And you will not walk haughtily, For it will be an evil time.
"On that day they will take up against you a taunt And utter a bitter lamentation and say, 'We are completely destroyed ! He exchanges the portion of my people ; How He removes it from me! To the apostate He apportions our fields.'
Thus says the LORD concerning the prophets who lead my people astray ; When they have something to bite with their teeth, They cry, "Peace," But against him who puts nothing in their mouths They declare holy war.
Her leaders pronounce judgment for a bribe, Her priests instruct for a price And her prophets divine for money. Yet they lean on the LORD saying, "Is not the LORD in our midst ? Calamity will not come upon us."
Many nations will come and say, "Come and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD And to the house of the God of Jacob, That He may teach us about His ways And that we may walk in His paths." For from Zion will go forth the law, Even the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.