For their mother is promiscuous; she conceived them and acted shamefully. For she thought: I will go after my lovers, the men who give me my food and water, my wool and flax, my oil and drink.
Israel, do not rejoice jubilantly as the nations do, for you have acted promiscuously, leaving your God. You have loved the wages of a prostitute on every grain-threshing floor.
Why have You broken down its walls so that all who pass by pick its fruit?
Now I will tell you what I am about to do to My vineyard: I will remove its hedge, and it will be consumed; I will tear down its wall, and it will be trampled.
And on that day every place where there were 1,000 vines, worth 1,000 pieces of silver, will become thorns and briers.
Isn't [it true that] in just a little while Lebanon will become an orchard, and the orchard will seem like a forest?
for the ground of my people growing thorns and briers, indeed, for every joyous house in the joyful city.
For the palace will be forsaken, the busy city abandoned. The hill and the watchtower will become barren places forever, the joy of wild asses, and a pasture for flocks,
until the Spirit from heaven is poured out on us. Then the desert will become an orchard, and the orchard will seem like a forest.
"Micah the Moreshite prophesied in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah and said to all the people of Judah, 'This is what the LORD of Hosts says: Zion will be plowed like a field, Jerusalem will become ruins, and the temple mount a forested hill.'
Therefore, because of you, Zion will be plowed like a field, Jerusalem will become ruins, and the hill of the temple mount will be a thicket.