Woe to them, for they fled from Me; destruction to them, for they rebelled against Me! Though I want to redeem [them], they speak lies against Me.
They do not cry to Me from their hearts; rather, they wail on their beds. They slash themselvesa for grain and wine; they turn away from Me.
I trained and strengthened their arms, but they plot evil against Me.
They turn, but not to what is above;b they are like a faulty bow. Their leaders will fall by the sword because of the cursing of their tongue. They will be ridiculed for this in the land of Egypt.