and burst your bonds;
and you said, ‘I will not serve.’
Yea, upon every high hill
and under every green tree
you bowed down as a harlot.
wholly of pure seed.
How then have you turned degenerate
and become a wild vine?
and use much soap,
the stain of your guilt is still before me,
says the Lord God.
I have not gone after the Baals’?
Look at your way in the valley;
know what you have done—
a restive young camel interlacing her tracks,
in her heat sniffing the wind!
Who can restrain her lust?
None who seek her need weary themselves;
in her month they will find her.
and your throat from thirst.
But you said, ‘It is hopeless,
for I have loved strangers,
and after them I will go.’
so the house of Israel shall be shamed:
they, their kings, their princes,
their priests, and their prophets,
and to a stone, ‘You gave me birth.’
For they have turned their back to me,
and not their face.
But in the time of their trouble they say,
‘Arise and save us!’
that you made for yourself?
Let them arise, if they can save you,
in your time of trouble;
for as many as your cities
are your gods, O Judah.
You have all rebelled against me,
says the Lord.
they took no correction;
your own sword devoured your prophets
like a ravening lion.
Have I been a wilderness to Israel,
or a land of thick darkness?
Why then do my people say, ‘We are free,
we will come no more to thee’?
or a bride her attire?
Yet my people have forgotten me
days without number.
to seek lovers!
So that even to wicked women
you have taught your ways.
the lifeblood of guiltless poor;
you did not find them breaking in.
Yet in spite of all these things
surely his anger has turned from me.’
Behold, I will bring you to judgment
for saying, ‘I have not sinned.’
changing your way!
You shall be put to shame by Egypt
as you were put to shame by Assyria.