The 1sin of Judah is writtendown with an 2ironstylus ; With a diamondpoint it is 3engraved upon the tablet of their heart And on the horns of atheir altars,
As they remember their 4children, So they remember their altars and their b5Asherim By 6greentrees on the highhills.
O 7mountain of Mine in the countryside, I will 8give over your wealth and all your treasures for booty, Your highplaces for sinthroughout your borders.
And you will, even of yourself, 9letgo of your inheritance That I gave you; And I will make you serve your 10enemies In the 11landwhich you do not know ; For you have 12kindled a fire in My anger Which will burnforever .
5Thussays the LORD, "13Cursed is the manwhotrusts in mankind And makes14flesh his cstrength, And whose heartturnsaway from the LORD.
"For he will be like a 15bush in the desert And will not seewhenprosperitycomes, But will live in stonywastes in the wilderness, A 16land of saltdwithoutinhabitant.