Indeed, You put them in slippery places;
You make them fall into ruin.
You’ll be like someone sleeping out at sea
or lying down on the top of a ship’s mast.
this iniquity of yours will be
like a spreading breach,
a bulge in a high wall
whose collapse will come in an instant—suddenly!
Give glory to the Lord your God
before He brings darkness,
before your feet stumble
on the mountains at dusk.
You wait for light,
but He brings darkest gloom
and makes thick darkness.
Therefore, their way will be to them
like slippery paths in the gloom.
They will be driven away and fall down there,
for I will bring disaster on them,
the year of their punishment.
This is the Lord’s declaration.
“Since they have led My people astray saying, ‘Peace,’ when there is no peace, for when someone builds a wall they plaster it with whitewash,
therefore, tell those who plaster it that it will fall. Torrential rain will come, and I will send hailstones plunging down, and a windstorm will be released.
But everyone who hears these words of Mine and doesn’t act on them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand.
The rain fell, the rivers rose, the winds blew and pounded that house, and it collapsed. And its collapse was great!”
The righteousness of the blameless clears his path,
but the wicked person will fall because of his wickedness.
The mouth of the forbidden woman is a deep pit;
a man cursed by the Lord will fall into it.
The one who digs a pit may fall into it,
and the one who breaks through a wall may be bitten by a snake.
Were they ashamed when they acted so abhorrently?
They weren’t at all ashamed.
They can no longer feel humiliation.
Therefore, they will fall among the fallen.
When I punish them, they will collapse,
says the Lord.
“You are to say to them: This is what the Lord says:Do people fall and not get up again?
If they turn away, do they not return?
I will not punish your daughters
when they act promiscuously
or your daughters-in-law
when they commit adultery,
for the men themselves go off with prostitutes
and make sacrifices with cult prostitutes.
People without discernment are doomed.
Those who swear by the guilt of Samaria
and say, “As your god lives, Dan,”
or “As the way of Beer-sheba lives”—
they will fall, never to rise again.
Therefore calamity will strike him suddenly;
he will be shattered instantly—beyond recovery.
for destruction from them will come suddenly;
who knows what distress these two can bring?
One who becomes stiff-necked,
after many reprimands
will be shattered instantly—
For man certainly does not know his time: like fish caught in a cruel net or like birds caught in a trap, so people are trapped in an evil time as it suddenly falls on them.
But disaster will happen to you;
you will not know how to avert it.
And it will fall on you,
but you will be unable to ward it off.
Devastation will happen to you suddenly
I made their widows more numerous
than the sand of the seas.
I brought a destroyer at noon
against the mother of young men.
I suddenly released on her
agitation and terrors.
1 Thessalonians 5:3
When they say, “Peace and security,” then sudden destruction comes on them, like labor pains come on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.