But the people have not returned to him who struck them, nor have they sought the LORD Almighty.
So the LORD will cut off from Israel both head and tail, both palm branch and reed in a single day;
the elders and dignitaries are the head, the prophets who teach lies are the tail.
Those who guide this people mislead them, and those who are guided are led astray.
Therefore the Lord will take no pleasure in the young men, nor will he pity the fatherless and widows, for everyone is ungodly and wicked, every mouth speaks folly. Yet for all this, his anger is not turned away, his hand is still upraised.