How happy is the man who does not follow the advice of the wicked, or take the path of sinners, or join a group of mockers!
I do not sit with the worthless or associate with hypocrites.
I hate a crowd of evildoers, and I do not sit with the wicked.
Therefore, come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord; do not touch any unclean thing, and I will welcome you.
But if you will not listen, my innermost being will weep in secret because of your pride. My eyes will overflow with tears, for the LORD's flock has been taken captive.
Let him sit alone and be silent, for God has disciplined him.
The Spirit entered me and set me on my feet. He spoke with me and said: "Go, shut yourself inside your house.
And you, son of man, they will put ropes on you and bind you with them so you cannot go out among them.
"This is the end of the interpretation. As for me, Daniel, my thoughts terrified me greatly, and my face turned pale, but I kept the matter to myself."
See, today I have set you over nations and kingdoms to uproot and tear down, to destroy and demolish, to build and plant.
But I am full of the LORD's wrath; I am tired of holding it back. Pour [it] out on the children in the street, on the gang of young men as well. For both husband and wife will be captured, the old with the very old.
For whenever I speak, I cry out-- I proclaim: Violence and destruction! because the word of the LORD has become for me constant disgrace and derision.
If I say: I won't mention Him or speak any longer in His name, His message becomes a fire burning in my heart, shut up in my bones. I become tired of holding it in, and I cannot prevail.