Why would you bring charges against me? You have all rebelled against me, declares the LORD.
I have disciplined your children in vain; they have rejected my correction. You have devoured your prophets like a hungry lion.
People of this generation, listen closely to the LORD's word: Have I been a wasteland to Israel or a land of dense darkness? Why then do my people say, "We have wandered far away; we'll come to you no longer"?
Does a young woman forget her jewelry or a bride her wedding dress? Yet you have forgotten me days without end!
So skilled are you at pursuing lovers that you instruct even the most wicked.
Your garments are stained with the blood of the innocent poor, even though you didn't catch them breaking and entering. Yet, despite all this,
you still insist, "I'm innocent; as a result he will turn his anger away from me." Because you claim not to have sinned, I will pass judgment against you.
You change sides so casually! But Egypt will shame you no less than Assyria.
From there you will go out with your hands on your heads, because the LORD has rejected those you rely on; they won't help you.