[Evil] generation, pay attention to the word of the Lord! Have I been a wilderness to Israel or a land of dense darkness? Why do My people claim: We will go where we want; we will no longer come to You?
Then the lame will leap like a deer, and the tongue of the mute will sing for joy, for water will gush in the wilderness, and streams in the desert;
A voice of one crying out: Prepare the way of the Lord in the wilderness; make a straight highway for our God in the desert.
your mother will be utterly humiliated; she who bore you will be put to shame. Look! She will lag behind all the nations- a dry land, a wilderness, an Arabah.
Even jackals offer [their] breasts to nurse their young, but my dear people have become cruel like ostriches in the wilderness.
Otherwise, I will strip her naked and expose her as she was on the day of her birth. I will make her like a desert and like a parched land, and I will let her die of thirst.