9 Rise up, you women gwho are at ease,
Hear my voice;
You complacent daughters,
Give ear to my speech.
You will be troubled, you complacent women;
For the vintage will fail,
The gathering will not come.
Be troubled, you complacent ones;
Strip yourselves, make yourselves bare,
And gird sackcloth on your waists.
For the pleasant fields, for the fruitful vine.
13 hOn the land of my people will come up thorns and briers,
Yes, on all the happy homes in ithe joyous city;
14 jBecause the palaces will be forsaken,
The bustling city will be deserted.
The forts and towers will become lairs forever,
A joy of wild donkeys, a pasture of flocks—
15 Until kthe Spirit is poured upon us from on high,
And lthe wilderness becomes a fruitful field,
And the fruitful field is counted as a forest.
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