But thou shalt say unto them
Having found by experience, after long speaking and calling to them, that they are a disobedient and incorrigible people: this is a nation that obeyeth not the voice of the Lord their God;
who, though the Lord is their God, and has chosen and avouched them to be his special people, whom he has distinguished by special favours; yet what he says by his prophets they pay no regard unto, and are no better than the Gentiles, which know not God: nor receiveth correction;
or "instruction" F25; so as to be reclaimed, and made the better; neither by the word, nor by the rod; neither had any effect upon them: truth is perished, and is cut off from their mouth;
neither faith nor faithfulness is in them; nothing but lying, hypocrisy, and insincerity.