15 Hear and give ear:
Do not be proud,
For the Lord has spoken.
16 kGive glory to the Lord your God
Before He causes ldarkness,
And before your feet stumble
On the dark mountains,
And while you are mlooking for light,
He turns it into nthe shadow of death
And makes it dense darkness.
My soul will oweep in secret for your pride;
My eyes will weep bitterly
And run down with tears,
Because the Lord’s flock has been taken captive.
18 Say to pthe king and to the queen mother,
For your rule shall collapse, the crown of your glory.”
And no one shall open them;
Judah shall be carried away captive, all of it;
It shall be wholly carried away captive.
Those who come from the qnorth.
Where is the flock that was given to you,
Your beautiful sheep?
For you have taught them
To be chieftains, to be head over you.
Will not rpangs seize you,
Like a woman in 9labor?
s“Why have these things come upon me?”
For the greatness of your iniquity
tYour skirts have been uncovered,
Your heels 1made bare.
Then may you also do good who are accustomed to do evil.
That passes away by the wind of the wilderness.
25 wThis is your lot,
The portion of your measures from Me,” says the Lord,
“Because you have forgotten Me
And trusted in xfalsehood.
26 Therefore yI will uncover your skirts over your face,
That your shame may appear.
And your lustful zneighings,
The lewdness of your harlotry,
Your abominations aon the hills in the fields.
Woe to you, O Jerusalem!
Will you still not be made clean?”
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