I will make the land a desolate waste, and her proud strength will come to an end, and the mountains1 of Israel will become desolate so that no one will cross them.229
Then they will know that I am the LORD, when I have made the land a desolate3 waste because of all the detestable things they have done.'430
"As for you, son of man, your countrymen are talking together about you by the walls and at the doors of the houses, saying to each other, 'Come and hear the message that has come from the LORD.'
My people come to you, as they usually do, and sit before5 you to listen to your words, but they do not put them into practice. With their mouths they express devotion, but their hearts are greedy6 for unjust gain.732
Indeed, to them you are nothing more than one who sings love songs8 with a beautiful voice and plays an instrument well, for they hear your words but do not put them into practice.933
"When all this comes true--and it surely will--then they will know that a prophet has been among them.10"