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And they have not cried unto me with their heart, when they howled upon their beds: they assemble themselves for corn and wine, and they rebel against me.
They have not
By reason of the multitude of oppressions, men make outcry, They cry for help, by reason of the arm of the mighty;
If he slew of them, then they sought him, Yea they turned, and did earnestly seek GOD;
Wherefore My Lord hath said, - Because this people, hath drawn near with their mouth, And with their lips, have honoured me, But their heart, have they moved far from me, And so their reverence of me hath become A commandment of men in which they have been schooled,
yet, in spite of all this, her treacherous sister Judah returned not unto me, with all her heart, - but, falsely, Declareth Yahweh.
Speak thou unto all the people of the land, and unto the priests, saying, - When ye fasted and lamented in the fifth and in the seventh, even these seventy years, did ye, really fast, unto, me?
Now, therefore, what do I here? Demandeth Yahweh. That my people have been taken away for nought? They who rule them, do howl, Declareth Yahweh, And, continually - all the day, is my Name brought into contempt.
Lo! my servants, shall shout in triumph for mirth of heart But, ye, shall make outcry, for pain of heart, And for a breaking of spirit, shall ye howl.
but palace-songs, shall become howlings, in that day, Declareth My Lord, Yahweh, - Many shall be the dead bodies in every place - cast forth - with a hush!
Come now! ye wealthy! Weep ye, howling, for your hardships which are coming upon you:
Then said Yahweh unto me, Once more, go love a woman who loveth a friend, and is an adulteress, - according to the love of Yahweh unto the sons of Israel, though they keep turning away unto other gods, and love idolatrous raisin-cakes.
So they rose up early, on the morrow, and offered ascending-sacrifices, and brought near peace-offerings, and the people sat down, to eat and to drink, and then rose up - to make sport!
Then went they out into the fields, and gathered the fruit of their vineyards and trode the grapes , and held a vintage festival, - and entered the house of their god, and did eat and drink, and poured contempt on Abimelech.
And, on pledged garments, they recline, beside every altar, - and, exacted wine, do they drink, in the house of their God.
If there be a man, who goeth after wind, and, falsehood, hath woven, saying - I will discourse to thee, concerning wine and strong drink, then shall he become a fountain of discourse unto this people.
For, they who are such, unto our Lord Christ are not doing service, but unto their own belly, - and, through their smooth and flattering speech, deceive the hearts of the innocent.
Whose, end, is destruction, whose, God, is the belly, and whose , glory, is in their shame, who, upon the earthly things, are resolved.
Ye ask and receive not, because that, basely, ye ask, in order that, in your pleasures, ye may spend it .