"Do not preach" --thus they preach--"one should not preach of such things; disgrace will not overtake us."
Should this be said, O house of Jacob? Is the Spirit of the LORD impatient? Are these his doings? Do not my words do good to him who walks uprightly?
But you rise against my people as an enemy; you strip the robe from the peaceful, from those who pass by trustingly with no thought of war.
The women of my people you drive out from their pleasant houses; from their young children you take away my glory for ever.
Arise and go, for this is no place to rest; because of uncleanness that destroys with a grievous destruction.
If a man should go about and utter wind and lies, saying, "I will preach to you of wine and strong drink," he would be the preacher for this people!
I will surely gather all of you, O Jacob, I will gather the remnant of Israel; I will set them together like sheep in a fold, like a flock in its pasture, a noisy multitude of men.
He who opens the breach will go up before them; they will break through and pass the gate, going out by it. Their king will pass on before them, the LORD at their head.
Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 1952 [2nd edition, 1971] by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. (Revised Standard Version - Holy Bible)