10Whosay to the 1seers, "You must not see visions"; And to the prophets, "You must not 2prophesy to us what is right, 3Speak to us apleasantwords, Prophesyillusions.
11"Get out of the way, 4turnaside from the path, b5Let us hearnomore about the HolyOne of Israel."
12Thereforethussays the HolyOne of Israel, "6Since you have rejectedthisword And have put your trust in 7oppression and guile, and have relied on them,
13Thereforethis8iniquity will be to you Like a 9breach about to fall, A bulge in a highwall, Whosecollapsecomes10suddenly in an instant,
Whose collapse is like the smashing of a 11potter'sjar, cSo ruthlesslyshattered That a sherd will not be found among its pieces To dtakefire from a hearth Or to scoopwater from a cistern."
For thus the LordeGOD, the HolyOne of Israel, has said, "In frepentance and 12rest you will be saved, In 13quietness and trust is your strength." But you were not willing,
And you said, "No, for we will flee on 14horses," Therefore you shall flee ! "And we will ride on swift horses," Therefore those who pursue you shall be swift.
1715Onethousand will flee at the threat of one man; You will flee at the threat of five, Until you are left as a gflag on a mountaintop And as a signal on a hill.
18Therefore the LORDh16longs to be gracious to you, And therefore He iwaits on 17high to havecompassion on you. For the LORD is a 18God of justice ; How blessed are all those who j19long for Him.
19kO people in Zion, 20inhabitant in Jerusalem, you will 21weepnolonger. He will surely be gracious to you at the sound of your cry ; when He hears it, He will 22answer you.
Although the Lord has given you 23bread of privation and water of oppression, He, your Teacher will nolonger24hide Himself, but your eyes will behold your Teacher.