I will turn my hand against you;1 I will thoroughly purge2 away your dross3 and remove all your impurities.426
I will restore your judges as in days of old,5 your counselors as at the beginning. Afterward you will be called6 the City of Righteousness,7 the Faithful City.8"
Zion will be redeemed with justice, her penitent9 ones with righteousness.1028
But rebels and sinners11 will both be broken, and those who forsake12 the LORD will perish.1329
"You will be ashamed14 because of the sacred oaks15 in which you have delighted; you will be disgraced because of the gardens16 that you have chosen.
You will be like an oak with fading leaves,17 like a garden without water.
The mighty man will become tinder and his work a spark; both will burn together, with no one to quench the fire.18"