Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of My pasture, declares Jehovah.
Therefore thus says Jehovah the God of Israel concerning the shepherds who shepherd My people, You have scattered My flock and driven them away and have not visited them; I will visit upon you the evil of your deeds, declares Jehovah.
Then I will gather the remnant of My flock out of all the lands where I have driven them, and I will bring them back to their pasture; and they will be fruitful and multiply.
And I will raise up shepherds over them who will shepherd them, and they will no longer fear or be dismayed, nor will any be missing, declares Jehovah.
Indeed, days are coming, Declares Jehovah, When I will raise up to David a righteous Shoot; And He will reign as King and act prudently And will execute justice and righteousness in the land.
In His days Judah will be saved, And Israel will dwell securely; And this is His name by which He will be called, Jehovah our righteousness.
Therefore indeed, days are coming, declares Jehovah, when they will no longer say, As Jehovah lives, who brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt;
But, As Jehovah lives, who brought up and led back the seed of the house of Israel out of the land of the north and out of all the lands where I had driven them, that they might dwell in their own land.
Concerning the prophets: My heart is broken within me; All my bones fail. I have become like a man who is drunk, Even like a mighty man who is overcome by wine, Because of Jehovah And because of the words of His holiness.
For the land is full of adulterers; For the land mourns because of the curse. The pastures of the wilderness are dried up, And the course they run is evil, And their might is not right.
For both the prophet and the priest are profane; Even in My house I have found their wickedness, Declares Jehovah.
Therefore their way will become like slippery paths for them; In the darkness they will be driven and will fall in it; For I will bring evil on them In the year of their visitation, declares Jehovah.
And in the prophets of Samaria I have seen an offensive thing: They prophesied by Baal And led My people Israel astray.
And yet in the prophets of Jerusalem I have seen a horrible thing: The committing of adultery and walking in falsehood; And they strengthen the hands of evildoers, So that none turn From their wickedness. All of them have become to Me like Sodom And her inhabitants like Gomorrah.
Therefore thus says Jehovah of hosts concerning the prophets: I will feed them with wormwood And give them poisonous water to drink, For profaneness has gone forth From the prophets of Jerusalem into all the land.
Thus says Jehovah of hosts, Do not listen to the words of the prophets who are prophesying to you; They are leading you to vanity; They speak a vision of their own heart, Not out of the mouth of Jehovah.
They say continually to those who despise Me, Jehovah has spoken, You will have peace; And to everyone who walks in the stubbornness of his own heart, They say, Evil will not come upon you.
For who has stood in the council of Jehovah, That he should perceive and hear His word? Who has given heed to \caps0 2His word and listened?
Look, the storm wind of Jehovah! Wrath has gone forth, Even a whirling tempest; It will whirl down on the head of the wicked.
The anger of Jehovah will not turn back Until He has executed and until He has accomplished The purposes of His heart; In the last days You will understand it clearly.
I did not send the prophets, But they ran forth; I did not speak to them, Yet they prophesied.
But if they had stood in My council And had caused My people to hear My words, They would have turned them from their evil way And from the evil of their deeds.