The LORD says, "People who never before inquired about me are now asking about me. I am being found by people who were not looking for me. To them I have said, 'I am here!'"
"I opened my arms to my own people all day long, but they have rebelled. They follow their own evil paths and thoughts.
All day long they insult me to my face by worshiping idols in their sacred gardens. They burn incense on the rooftops of their homes.
At night they go out among the graves and secret places to worship evil spirits. They also eat pork and other forbidden foods.
Yet they say to each other, 'Don't come too close or you will defile me! I am holier than you!' They are a stench in my nostrils, an acrid smell that never goes away."
"Look, my decree is written out in front of me: I will not stand silent; I will repay them in full! Yes, I will repay them --
both for their own sins and for those of their ancestors," says the LORD. "For they also burned incense on the mountains and insulted me on the hills. I will pay them back in full!"
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)