Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Now therefore don't be scoffers, lest your bonds be made strong; for I have heard a decree of destruction from the Lord, Yahweh of Armies, on the whole earth.
Hear the word of Yahweh, you rulers of Sodom! Listen to the law of our God, you people of Gomorrah!
In my ears, Yahweh of Armies says: "Surely many houses will be desolate, even great and beautiful, unoccupied.
For the ruthless is brought to nothing, and the scoffer ceases, and all those who are alert to do evil are cut off --
"How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? How long will mockers delight themselves in mockery, and fools hate knowledge?
Surely he mocks the mockers, but he gives grace to the humble.
Mockers stir up a city, but wise men turn away anger.
On the day of our king, the princes made themselves sick with the heat of wine. He joined his hand with mockers.
Behold, you scoffers, and wonder, and perish; for I work a work in your days, a work which you will in no way believe, if one declares it to you.'"