The Sins of Israel
Thus says the LORD
, Of what kind is
this scroll of the certificate of divorce of your mother, by which I sent her away? or to which debtor of the ones exacting me have I sold you to him? Behold, for your sins you were sold; and for your lawless deeds I sent away your mother.
Why is it
that I came, and there was no man? I called and there was none hearkening. Is not [2
my hand] to rescue? or am I
not able to rescue? Behold, by my rebuke I shall make quite desolate the sea, and I shall make rivers desolate places
; and [2
shall be dried up 1
their fishes] from there not being water; and they shall die for thirst.
I shall clothe the heaven with
darkness, and [3
I shall make 2
its wrap-around garment].
Lord, the LORD
gives to me a tongue of instruction to know when it is necessary to speak a word. He stood me morning by
morning. He added an ear for me to hear.
And the instruction of the LORD
opens my ears, and I do not resist persuasion, nor do I dispute.
My back I have given to whips, and my jaws for slaps, and my face I did not turn from the
shame of ones spitting.
Lord, the LORD
a helper to me 1
was]. On account of this I was not ashamed, but I set my face as a solid rock; and I knew that in no way should I be ashamed.
the one 2
me]. Who is
the one judging me? Let him oppose me at the same time! Yes, who is
the one judging me? Let him approach to me!
Behold, the LORD
shall help me. Who shall inflict evil on me? Behold, [2
a cloak 3
shall become old], and as a moth you shall be devoured.
Who among you is
the one fearing the LORD
? let him obey the voice of his servant! Let
the ones going in darkness, and there is no light for them, yield upon the name of the LORD
, and support yourselves upon God!
Behold, you all [2
a fire 1
kindle], and you strengthen the
flame; you go to the light of your fire, and the flame which you kindled. On account of me [2
came to pass 1
] to you; [2
you shall remain the night].