“Woe to the rebellious children,” declares the Lord, “Who execute a plan, but not Mine, And make an alliance, but not of My Spirit, In order to add sin to sin;
Listen, O heavens, and hear, O earth; For the Lord speaks, “ Sons I have reared and brought up, But they have revolted against Me.
Woe to those who deeply hide their plans from the Lord, And whose deeds are done in a dark place, And they say, “ Who sees us?” or “Who knows us?”
For this is a rebellious people, false sons, Sons who refuse to listen To the instruction of the Lord;
“ I have spread out My hands all day long to a rebellious people, Who walk in the way which is not good, following their own thoughts,
Now behold, you have risen up in your fathers’ place, a brood of sinful men, to add still more to the burning anger of the Lord against Israel.
Remember, do not forget how you provoked the Lord your God to wrath in the wilderness; from the day that you left the land of Egypt until you arrived at this place, you have been rebellious against the Lord.
You have been rebellious against the Lord from the day I knew you.
It shall be when he hears the words of this curse, that he will boast, saying, ‘I have peace though I walk in the stubbornness of my heart in order to destroy the watered land with the dry.’
So Saul died for his trespass which he committed against the Lord, because of the word of the Lord which he did not keep; and also because he asked counsel of a medium, making inquiry of it,
Let me dwell in Your tent forever; Let me take refuge in the shelter of Your wings. Selah.
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High Will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.
Where will you be stricken again, As you continue in your rebellion? The whole head is sick And the whole heart is faint.
then the Lord will create over the whole area of Mount Zion and over her assemblies a cloud by day, even smoke, and the brightness of a flaming fire by night; for over all the glory will be a canopy.
Woe to those who drag iniquity with the cords of falsehood, And sin as if with cart ropes;
“You are not to say, ‘It is a conspiracy!’ In regard to all that this people call a conspiracy, And you are not to fear what they fear or be in dread of it.
When they say to you, “ Consult the mediums and the spiritists who whisper and mutter,” should not a people consult their God? Should they consult the dead on behalf of the living?
Because you have said, “We have made a covenant with death, And with Sheol we have made a pact. The overwhelming scourge will not reach us when it passes by, For we have made falsehood our refuge and we have concealed ourselves with deception.”
The bed is too short on which to stretch out, And the blanket is too small to wrap oneself in.
Each will be like a refuge from the wind And a shelter from the storm, Like streams of water in a dry country, Like the shade of a huge rock in a parched land.
But they rebelled And grieved His Holy Spirit; Therefore He turned Himself to become their enemy, He fought against them.
‘Like watchmen of a field they are against her round about, Because she has rebelled against Me,’ declares the Lord.
‘But this people has a stubborn and rebellious heart; They have turned aside and departed.
Then He said to me, “Son of man, I am sending you to the sons of Israel, to a rebellious people who have rebelled against Me; they and their fathers have transgressed against Me to this very day.
Like emery harder than flint I have made your forehead. Do not be afraid of them or be dismayed before them, though they are a rebellious house.”
Moreover, I will make your tongue stick to the roof of your mouth so that you will be mute and cannot be a man who rebukes them, for they are a rebellious house.
“Son of man, you live in the midst of the rebellious house, who have eyes to see but do not see, ears to hear but do not hear; for they are a rebellious house.
They will eat, but not have enough; They will play the harlot, but not increase, Because they have stopped giving heed to the Lord.
Woe to them, for they have strayed from Me! Destruction is theirs, for they have rebelled against Me! I would redeem them, but they speak lies against Me.
And now they sin more and more, And make for themselves molten images, Idols skillfully made from their silver, All of them the work of craftsmen. They say of them, “Let the men who sacrifice kiss the calves!”
“You men who are stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears are always resisting the Holy Spirit; you are doing just as your fathers did.
But because of your stubbornness and unrepentant heart you are storing up wrath for yourself in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God,
But evil men and impostors will proceed from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.