Wherefore thus saith the Holy One of Israel, Because ye despise this word, and trust in oppressiona and perverseness , and stay thereon:
Therefore this iniquity shall be to you as a breach ready to fall , swelling out in a highwall, whose breakingcomethsuddenly at an instant.14
And he shall break it as the breaking of the potters ' vessel that is broken in pieces ; he shall not spare : so that there shall not be found in the bursting of it a sherd to takefire from the hearth , or to takewater withal out of the pit.15
For thus saith the LordGOD, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved ; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not.
But ye said , No; for we will flee upon horses; therefore shall ye flee : and, We will ride upon the swift; therefore shall they that pursue you be swift .
17Onethousand shall flee at the rebuke of one;at the rebuke of five shall ye flee : till ye be left as a beaconb upon the top of a mountain, and as an ensign on an hill.18
And therefore will the LORDwait , that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted , that he may have mercy upon you: for the LORD is a God of judgment:blessed are all they that wait for him.
For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem: thou shalt weep no more : he will be verygracious unto thee at the voice of thy cry ; when he shall hear it, he will answer thee.
And though the Lordgive you the bread of adversity, and the water of affliction,c yet shall not thy teachers be removed into a corner any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers :
And thine ears shall hear a wordbehind thee, saying , This is the way, walk ye in it , when ye turn to the right hand , and when ye turn to the left .
Ye shall defile also the covering of thy graven images of silver, and the ornament of thy molten images of gold: thou shalt cast them away as a menstruous cloth; thou shalt say unto it, Get thee hence .