And I will set upshepherds over them which shall feed them: and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed , neither shall they be lacking , saith the LORD.5
Behold, the dayscome , saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteousBranch, and a King shall reign and prosper , and shall executejudgment and justice in the earth.6
In his daysJudah shall be saved , and Israel shall dwellsafely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called , THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.7
Therefore, behold, the dayscome , saith the LORD, that they shall no more say , The LORDliveth, which brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt;8
But, The LORDliveth, which brought up and which led the seed of the house of Israel out of the northcountry, and from all countries whither I had driven them; and they shall dwell in their own land.9
Mine heartwithin me is broken because of the prophets; all my bonesshake ; I am like a drunkenman, and like a man whom wine hath overcome , because of the LORD, and because of the words of his holiness.10
For the land is full of adulterers ; for because of swearinga the landmourneth ; the pleasant places of the wilderness are dried up , and their course is evil, and their force is not right.
For both prophet and priest are profane ; yea, in my house have I found their wickedness,saith the LORD.12
Wherefore their way shall be unto them as slippery ways in the darkness: they shall be driven on , and fall therein: for I will bringevil upon them, even the year of their visitation,saith the LORD.13
And I have seenfollyb in the prophets of Samaria; they prophesied in Baal, and caused my peopleIsrael to err .
I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem an horrible thing: they commit adultery , and walk in lies: they strengthen also the hands of evildoers , that none doth return from his wickedness: they are all of them unto me as Sodom, and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah.