The Idolatry of Israel
Behold! how the just one perishes, and no one looks out for the heart; and [2
just] are lifted away, and no one contemplates. For from the
face of injustice [3
has been lifted away 1
will be 3
His burial], he has been lifted from out of the midst.
But you lead forward here, [2
O lawless], seed of adulterers, and of a harlot!
In what have you reveled in? And against whom have you opened your mouth? And against whom have you slackened your tongue? [2
Are you] children of destruction? a seed without honor?
ones calling for aid upon the idols under [2
bushy]? slaying their children in the ravines between the rocks?
your portion, this is your lot. To those you poured out libations, and to these you offered sacrifices; over these things
then shall I not be provoked to anger?
elevated], there is
your bed, and there you hauled to sacrifice your sacrifices.
And behind the doorposts of your door you placed your memorials. Did
you think that if you should separate from me [3
anything 1you would
have]. You loved the ones going to bed with you;
and you multiplied your harlotry with them, and [2
you made] of them far from you. And you sent ambassadors over your borders, and you were abased unto Hades.
your many ways 1
You tired]. and You said not, I shall cease growing in strength. For you practiced these things
. On account of this [2
did not 3
earnestly beseech 4
of me 1
In venerating whom were you afraid of, that you lied against me, and did not remember me, nor took me into your consideration, nor into your heart? And I beholding you will overlook, yet [3
you did not 2
And I will report of your righteousness; and your evils shall not benefit you.
Whenever you should yell out, then
let them rescue you in your affliction! [3
these things 1
wind shall take, and [2
shall carry away 1the
gale]. But the ones holding on in me shall acquire the
earth, and they shall inherit [2
And they shall say, Clear [2
in front 4
of him 1the
ways], and lift the
impediments from the way of my people!
Thus says the highest, the one in the
highest, dwelling the eon. Holy in the
name to him -- the LORD
one resting]; and to the
faint-hearted giving long-suffering, and giving life to the ones being broken in heart.
I shall 3
you], nor [3
shall I be provoked to anger 2
with you]; for a spirit from me shall go forth, and [4
On account of sin a little in anything I grieved him, and I struck him, and I turned my face from him; and I was grieved, and he went gloomy in his ways.
his ways 1
I have seen], and I healed him, and comforted him, and gave to him [2
Peace upon peace to the ones far off, and to the ones being near. And the LORD
said, I will heal them.
But the unjust thus shall swell as waves
, and [3
to rest 1
will not 2
There is no rejoicing to the impious, said God.