Go now; write it on a tablet before them, And inscribe it on a scroll, That it may be, for the time to come, As a witness forever.
For this is a rebellious people, False children, Children who refuse to hear The instruction of Jehovah;
Who say to those who see, Do not see; And to those who have visions, Do not give us true visions; Speak pleasant things to us; Give us illusions as your visions;
Get out of the way; Turn aside from the path; Cause the Holy One of Israel To cease from before us.
Therefore thus says the Holy One of Israel, Because you despise this word And trust in oppression and guile, And rely on them,
Therefore this iniquity Will be to you Like a breach ready to fall, Sticking out on a high wall, Whose crashing comes In an instant, suddenly.
And its crashing will be like the crashing of the potters' vessel: Crushed-he will not spare; And there will not be found Among the crushed pieces a shard With which to take fire from the hearth Or to draw water from the cistern.
For thus says the Lord Jehovah, the Holy One of Israel, In returning and rest you will be saved; In quietness and in trust will be your strength; But you were not willing,
And said, No, for we will flee on horses; Therefore you will flee. And, We will ride upon the swift; Therefore those who chase you will be swift.
One thousand will flee at the rebuke of one; At the rebuke of five you will flee, Until you are left Like a bare mast upon a mountaintop And a standard on a hill.
And therefore Jehovah waits to be gracious to you, And therefore He remains on high to have compassion on you; For Jehovah is a God of justice; Blessed are those who wait for Him.
For a people will dwell in Zion at Jerusalem-You will weep no more; He will be most gracious to you at the sound of your cry; When He hears it, He will answer you.
And though the Lord has given you The bread of adversity and the water of oppression, Your Teacher will no longer hide Himself in a corner, But your eyes will see your Teacher.
And your ears will hear a word behind you, saying, This is the way, walk in it, When you turn to the right or turn to the left.
And you will defile the silver covering of your graven images And the gold plating of your molten idols; You will scatter them like some dirty thing; You will say to it, Go away!
Then He will give rain for your seed, Which you will sow in the ground, And the bread of the increase of the ground; And it will be fat and plenteous. Your livestock will feed in that day In a vast pasture.
And the oxen and donkeys that work the ground Will eat salted fodder that has been winnowed with shovel and fork.
And upon every high mountain And upon every prominent hill There will be brooks and streams of water In the day of the great slaughter, when the towers fall.
And the light of the moon will be like the light of the sun, And the light of the sun will be sevenfold, like the light of seven days, On the day when Jehovah binds up the breach of His people And heals the wound left from His stroke.