The sin of Judah is written with a pen of iron, and with the pointa of a diamond: it is graven upon the table of their heart, and upon the horns of your altars;2
Whilst their childrenremember their altars and their groves by the greentrees upon the highhills.3
O my mountain in the field, I will give thy substance and all thy treasures to the spoil, and thy high places for sin, throughout all thy borders.4
And thou, even thyself, shalt discontinueb from thine heritage that I gave thee; and I will cause thee to serve thine enemies in the land which thou knowest not: for ye have kindled a fire in mine anger, which shall burnforever.5
Thus saith the LORD;Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and makethflesh his arm, and whose heartdeparteth from the LORD.6
For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when goodcometh ; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a saltland and not inhabited .
7Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is.
For he shall be as a treeplanted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heatcometh , but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought,c neither shall cease from yieldingfruit.9
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked : who can know it?
I the LORDsearch the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.11
As the partridgesittethd on eggs, and hatcheth them not; so he that gettethriches, and not by right, shall leave them in the midst of his days, and at his end shall be a fool.12
A glorioushighthrone from the beginning is the place of our sanctuary.13
O LORD, the hope of Israel, all that forsake thee shall be ashamed , and they that depart from me shall be written in the earth, because they have forsaken the LORD, the fountain of livingwaters.14Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed ; save me, and I shall be saved : for thou art my praise.