Roam through the streets of Jerusalem. Look and take note; search in her squares. If you find a single person, anyone who acts justly, who seeks to be faithful, then I will forgive her.
When they say, "As the LORD lives," they are swearing falsely.
LORD, don't Your eyes [look for] faithfulness? You have struck them, but they felt no pain. You finished them off, but they refused to accept discipline. They made their faces harder than rock, and they refused to return.
Then I thought: They are just the poor; they have played the fool. For they don't understand the way of the LORD, the justice of their God.
I will go to the powerful and speak to them. Surely they know the way of the LORD, the justice of their God. However, these also had broken the yoke and torn off the fetters.
Before they went to bed, the men of the city of Sodom, both young and old, the whole population, surrounded the house.
Didn't King Solomon of Israel sin in matters like this? There was not a king like him among many nations. He was loved by his God and God made him king over all Israel, yet foreign women drew him into sin.
Be assured that the wicked will not go unpunished, but the offspring of the righteous will escape.
Why do you want more beatings? Why do you keep on rebelling? The whole head is hurt, and the whole heart is sick.
"Enter through the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the road is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who go through it.
But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, and will bring swift destruction on themselves.
Many will follow their unrestrained ways, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed.