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2:1 Moreover the word [H1697] of the LORD [H3068] came to me, saying [H559] ,
2:2 Go [H1980] and cry [H7121] in the ears [H241] of Jerusalem [H3389] , saying [H559] , Thus saith [H559] the LORD [H3068] ; I remember [H2142] thee, the kindness [H2617] of thy youth [H5271] , the love [H160] of thine espousals [H3623] , when thou wentest [H3212] after [H310] me in the wilderness [H4057] , in a land [H776] [that was] not sown [H2232] .(thee: or, for thy sake)
2:3 Israel [H3478] [was] holiness [H6944] unto the LORD [H3068] , [and] the firstfruits [H7225] of his increase [H8393] : all that devour [H398] him shall offend [H816] ; evil [H7451] shall come [H935] upon them, saith [H5002] the LORD [H3068] .
2:4 Hear [H8085] ye the word [H1697] of the LORD [H3068] , O house [H1004] of Jacob [H3290] , and all the families [H4940] of the house [H1004] of Israel [H3478] :
2:5 Thus saith [H559] the LORD [H3068] , What iniquity [H5766] have your fathers [H1] found [H4672] in me, that they are gone far [H7368] from me, and have walked [H3212] after [H310] vanity [H1892] , and are become vain [H1891] ?
2:6 Neither said [H559] they, Where [is] the LORD [H3068] that brought us up [H5927] out of the land [H776] of Egypt [H4714] , that led [H3212] us through the wilderness [H4057] , through a land [H776] of deserts [H6160] and of pits [H7745] , through a land [H776] of drought [H6723] , and of the shadow of death [H6757] , through a land [H776] that no man [H376] passed through [H5674] , and where no man [H120] dwelt [H3427] ?
2:7 And I brought [H935] you into a plentiful [H3759] country [H776] , to eat [H398] the fruit [H6529] thereof and the goodness [H2898] thereof; but when ye entered [H935] , ye defiled [H2930] my land [H776] , and made [H7760] mine heritage [H5159] an abomination [H8441] .(a plentiful: or, the land of Carmel)
2:8 The priests [H3548] said [H559] not, Where [is] the LORD [H3068] ? and they that handle [H8610] the law [H8451] knew [H3045] me not: the pastors [H7462] also transgressed [H6586] against me, and the prophets [H5030] prophesied [H5012] by Baal [H1168] , and walked [H1980] after [H310] [things that] do not profit [H3276] .
2:9 Wherefore I will yet plead [H7378] with you, saith [H5002] the LORD [H3068] , and with your children's [H1121] children [H1121] will I plead [H7378] .
2:10 For pass over [H5674] the isles [H339] of Chittim [H3794] , and see [H7200] ; and send [H7971] unto Kedar [H6938] , and consider [H995] diligently [H3966] , and see [H7200] if there be such a thing.(over: or, over to)
2:11 Hath a nation [H1471] changed [H3235] [their] gods [H430] , which [are] yet no gods [H430] ? but my people [H5971] have changed [H4171] their glory [H3519] for [that which] doth not profit [H3276] .
2:12 Be astonished [H8074] , O ye heavens [H8064] , at this, and be horribly afraid [H8175] , be ye very [H3966] desolate [H2717] , saith [H5002] the LORD [H3068] .
2:13 For my people [H5971] have committed [H6213] two [H8147] evils [H7451] ; they have forsaken [H5800] me the fountain [H4726] of living [H2416] waters [H4325] , [and] hewed them out [H2672] cisterns [H877] , broken [H7665] cisterns [H877] , that can hold [H3557] no water [H4325] .
2:14 [Is] Israel [H3478] a servant [H5650] ? [is] he a homeborn [H1004] [H3211] [slave]? why [H4069] is he spoiled [H957] ?(spoiled: Heb. become a spoil?)
2:15 The young lions [H3715] roared [H7580] upon him, [and] yelled [H5414] [H6963] , and they made [H7896] his land [H776] waste [H8047] : his cities [H5892] are burned [H3341] without inhabitant [H3427] .(yelled: Heb. gave out their voice)
2:16 Also the children [H1121] of Noph [H5297] and Tahapanes [H8471] have broken [H7462] the crown of thy head [H6936] .(have: or, feed on thy crown)
2:17 Hast thou not procured [H6213] this unto thyself, in that thou hast forsaken [H5800] the LORD [H3068] thy God [H430] , when [H6256] he led [H3212] thee by the way [H1870] ?
2:18 And now what hast thou to do in the way [H1870] of Egypt [H4714] , to drink [H8354] the waters [H4325] of Sihor [H7883] ? or what hast thou to do in the way [H1870] of Assyria [H804] , to drink [H8354] the waters [H4325] of the river [H5104] ?
2:19 Thine own wickedness [H7451] shall correct [H3256] thee, and thy backslidings [H4878] shall reprove [H3198] thee: know [H3045] therefore and see [H7200] that [it is] an evil [H7451] [thing] and bitter [H4751] , that thou hast forsaken [H5800] the LORD [H3068] thy God [H430] , and that my fear [H6345] [is] not in thee, saith [H5002] the Lord [H136] GOD [H3069] of hosts [H6635] .
2:20 For of old time [H5769] I have broken [H7665] thy yoke [H5923] , [and] burst [H5423] thy bands [H4147] ; and thou saidst [H559] , I will not transgress [H5674] [H5647] ; when upon every high [H1364] hill [H1389] and under every green [H7488] tree [H6086] thou wanderest [H6808] , playing the harlot [H2181] .(transgress: or, serve)
2:21 Yet I had planted [H5193] thee a noble vine [H8321] , wholly a right [H571] seed [H2233] : how then art thou turned [H2015] into the degenerate plant [H5494] of a strange [H5237] vine [H1612] unto me?
2:22 For though thou wash [H3526] thee with nitre [H5427] , and take thee much [H7235] soap [H1287] , [yet] thine iniquity [H5771] is marked [H3799] before [H6440] me, saith [H5002] the Lord [H136] GOD [H3069] .
2:23 How canst thou say [H559] , I am not polluted [H2930] , I have not gone [H1980] after [H310] Baalim [H1168] ? see [H7200] thy way [H1870] in the valley [H1516] , know [H3045] what thou hast done [H6213] : [thou art] a swift [H7031] dromedary [H1072] traversing [H8308] her ways [H1870] ;(thou art: or, O swift dromedary)
2:24 A wild ass [H6501] used [H3928] to the wilderness [H4057] , [that] snuffeth up [H7602] the wind [H7307] at her pleasure [H185] [H5315] ; in her occasion [H8385] who can turn her away [H7725] ? all they that seek [H1245] her will not weary [H3286] themselves; in her month [H2320] they shall find [H4672] her.(A wild: or, O wild ass, etc)(used: Heb. taught)(her pleasure: Heb. the desire of her heart)(turn: or, reverse it?)
2:25 Withhold [H4513] thy foot [H7272] from being unshod [H3182] , and thy throat [H1627] from thirst [H6773] : but thou saidst [H559] , There is no hope [H2976] : no; for I have loved [H157] strangers [H2114] , and after [H310] them will I go [H3212] .(There: or, Is the case desperate?)
2:26 As the thief [H1590] is ashamed [H1322] when he is found [H4672] , so is the house [H1004] of Israel [H3478] ashamed [H3001] ; they, their kings [H4428] , their princes [H8269] , and their priests [H3548] , and their prophets [H5030] ,
2:27 Saying [H559] to a stock [H6086] , Thou [art] my father [H1] ; and to a stone [H68] , Thou hast brought me forth [H3205] : for they have turned [H6437] [their] back [H6203] unto me, and not [their] face [H6440] : but in the time [H6256] of their trouble [H7451] they will say [H559] , Arise [H6965] , and save [H3467] us.(brought: or, begotten me)(their back: Heb. the hinder part of the neck)
2:28 But where [are] thy gods [H430] that thou hast made [H6213] thee? let them arise [H6965] , if they can save [H3467] thee in the time [H6256] of thy trouble [H7451] : for [according to] the number [H4557] of thy cities [H5892] are thy gods [H430] , O Judah [H3063] .(trouble: Heb. evil)
2:29 Wherefore will ye plead [H7378] with me? ye all have transgressed [H6586] against me, saith [H5002] the LORD [H3068] .
2:30 In vain [H7723] have I smitten [H5221] your children [H1121] ; they received [H3947] no correction [H4148] : your own sword [H2719] hath devoured [H398] your prophets [H5030] , like a destroying [H7843] lion [H738] .
2:31 O generation [H1755] , see [H7200] ye the word [H1697] of the LORD [H3068] . Have I been a wilderness [H4057] unto Israel [H3478] ? a land [H776] of darkness [H3991] ? wherefore say [H559] my people [H5971] , We are lords [H7300] ; we will come [H935] no more unto thee?(We are: Heb. We have dominion)
2:32 Can a maid [H1330] forget [H7911] her ornaments [H5716] , [or] a bride [H3618] her attire [H7196] ? yet my people [H5971] have forgotten [H7911] me days [H3117] without number [H4557] .
2:33 Why trimmest [H3190] thou thy way [H1870] to seek [H1245] love [H160] ? therefore hast thou also taught [H3925] the wicked ones [H7451] thy ways [H1870] .
2:34 Also in thy skirts [H3671] is found [H4672] the blood [H1818] of the souls [H5315] of the poor [H34] innocents [H5355] : I have not found [heb4672] it by secret search [H4290] , but upon all these.(secret: Heb. digging)
2:35 Yet thou sayest [H559] , Because I am innocent [H5352] , surely his anger [H639] shall turn [H7725] from me. Behold, I will plead [H8199] with thee, because thou sayest [H559] , I have not sinned [H2398] .
2:36 Why gaddest thou about [H235] so much [H3966] to change [H8138] thy way [H1870] ? thou also shalt be ashamed [H954] of Egypt [H4714] , as thou wast ashamed [H954] of Assyria [H804] .
2:37 Yea, thou shalt go forth [H3318] from him, and thine hands [H3027] upon thine head [H7218] : for the LORD [H3068] hath rejected [H3988] thy confidences [H4009] , and thou shalt not prosper [H6743] in them.