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For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.
Generation, consider the word of Yahweh. Have I been a wilderness to Israel? Or a land of thick darkness? Why do my people say, 'We have broken loose. We will come to you no more?'
"For my people are foolish, they don't know me. They are foolish children, and they have no understanding. They are skillful in doing evil, but to do good they have no knowledge."
For among my people are found wicked men. They watch, as fowlers lie in wait. They set a trap. They catch men.
But my people didn't listen to my voice. Israel desired none of me.
The ox knows his owner, and the donkey his master's crib; but Israel doesn't know, my people don't consider."
Therefore my people go into captivity for lack of knowledge. Their honorable men are famished, and their multitudes are parched with thirst.
For he said, "Surely, they are my people, children who will not deal falsely:" so he was their Savior.
But lately my people have risen up as an enemy. You strip the robe and clothing from those who pass by without a care, returning from battle.
My people, what have I done to you? How have I burdened you? Answer me!
Yahweh, the hope of Israel, all who forsake you shall be disappointed. Those who depart from me shall be written in the earth, because they have forsaken Yahweh, the spring of living waters.
Shall the snow of Lebanon fail from the rock of the field? [or] shall the cold waters that flow down from afar be dried up?
For with you is the spring of life. In your light shall we see light.
but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never thirst again; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life."
Now on the last and greatest day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, "If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink!
He said to me, "It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give freely to him who is thirsty from the spring of the water of life.
He showed me a river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb,
Has a nation changed [its] gods, which really are no gods? But my people have changed their glory for that which does not profit.
Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men's hands.
Don't put your trust in princes, each a son of man in whom there is no help.
"Vanity of vanities," says the Preacher; "Vanity of vanities, all is vanity."
Then I looked at all the works that my hands had worked, and at the labor that I had labored to do; and behold, all was vanity and a chasing after wind, and there was no profit under the sun.
Then I saw all the labor and achievement that is the envy of a man's neighbor. This also is vanity and a striving after wind.
"Vanity of vanities," says the Preacher. "All is vanity!"
Everyone who makes an engraved image is vain. The things that they delight in will not profit. Their own witnesses don't see, nor know, that they may be disappointed.
Some pour out gold from the bag, and weigh silver in the balance. They hire a goldsmith, and he makes it a god. They fall down -- yes, they worship.
Why do you spend money for that which is not bread? and your labor for that which doesn't satisfy? listen diligently to me, and eat you that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.
2 Peter 2:17
These are wells without water, clouds driven by a storm; for whom the blackness of darkness has been reserved forever.
Yet you have forsaken me, and served other gods: therefore I will save you no more.
2 Kings 21:22
and he forsook Yahweh, the God of his fathers, and didn't walk in the way of Yahweh.
In the house of Israel I have seen a horrible thing. There is prostitution in Ephraim. Israel is defiled.
Those who regard lying vanities forsake their own mercy.