" 'Because they lead my people astray,1 saying, "Peace,"2 when there is no peace, and because, when a flimsy wall is built, they cover it with whitewash,311
therefore tell those who cover it with whitewash that it is going to fall. Rain will come in torrents, and I will send hailstones4 hurtling down,5 and violent winds will burst forth.612
When the wall collapses, will people not ask you, "Where is the whitewash you covered it with?"
" 'Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: In my wrath I will unleash a violent wind, and in my anger hailstones7 and torrents of rain8 will fall with destructive fury.914
I will tear down the wall10 you have covered with whitewash and will level it to the ground so that its foundation11 will be laid bare. When ita falls,12 you will be destroyed in it; and you will know that I am the LORD.
So I will spend my wrath against the wall and against those who covered it with whitewash. I will say to you, "The wall is gone and so are those who whitewashed it,
those prophets of Israel who prophesied to Jerusalem and saw visions of peace for her when there was no peace, declares the Sovereign LORD.13" '