They will not pour out wine offerings8 to the LORD, nor will their sacrifices please9 him. Such sacrifices will be to them like the bread of mourners;10 all who eat them will be unclean.11 This food will be for themselves; it will not come into the temple of the LORD.12
The days of punishment20 are coming, the days of reckoning21 are at hand. Let Israel know this. Because your sins22 are so many and your hostility so great, the prophet is considered a fool,23 anyone who is inspired a maniac.24
"When I found Israel, it was like finding grapes in the desert; when I saw your ancestors, it was like seeing the early fruit31 on the fig32 tree. But when they came to Baal Peor,33 they consecrated themselves to that shameful idol34 and became as vile as the thing they loved.
"Because of all their wickedness in Gilgal,45 I hated them there. Because of their sinful deeds,46 I will drive them out of my house. I will no longer love them;47 all their leaders are rebellious.48