Thus says the LORD: "Where is 1your mother's certificate of divorce, with which 2I sent her away? Or 3which of my creditors is it to whom I have sold you? 4Behold, for your iniquities you were sold, and for your transgressions your mother was sent away.
25Why, when I came, was there no man; why, when I called, was there no one to answer? 6Is my hand shortened, that it cannot redeem? Or have I no power to deliver? 7Behold, by my rebuke 8I dry up the sea, 9I make the rivers a desert; 10their fish stink for lack of water and die of thirst.
The Lord GOD has given 12me the tongue of those who are taught, that 13I may know how to sustain with a word 14him who is weary. Morning by morning he awakens; he awakens my ear to hear as those who are taught.