Son of man, what is this proverb that ye have in the land of Israel, saying, The days are prolonged, and every vision fails?
who say, [The time] is not near to build houses. This [city] is the caldron, and we are the flesh.
Son of man, behold, those of the house of Israel say, The vision that he sees is for many day to come, and he prophesies of times that are far off.
What do ye mean, that ye use this proverb concerning the land of Israel, saying, The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the son's teeth are set on edge?
who say, Let him make speed, let him hasten his work, that we may see it. And let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw near and come, that we may know it!
They have denied LORD, and said, It is not he. Neither shall evil come upon us, nor shall we see sword nor famine.
And when this people, or the prophet, or a priest, shall ask thee, saying, What is the burden of LORD? Then thou shall say to them, What burden! I will cast you off, says LORD.
Behold, everyone who uses proverbs shall use [this] proverb against thee, saying, As is the mother, so is her daughter.
Knowing this first, that there will come at the end of the days, scoffers, proceeding according to their own desires,