It so happened that when our adversaries heard that we were aware of these matters, 1 God frustrated their intentions. Then all of us returned to the wall, each to his own work.
and they are afraid of heights and the dangers 1 in the street; the almond blossoms 2 grow white, 3 and the grasshopper 4 drags itself along, 5 and the caper berry 6 shrivels up 7 – because man goes to his eternal home, 8 and the mourners go about in the streets –
They have gone back to the evil ways 1 of their ancestors of old who refused to obey what I told them. They, too, have paid allegiance to 2 other gods and worshiped them. Both the nation of Israel and the nation of Judah 3 have violated the covenant I made with their ancestors.
It will not be like the old 1 covenant that I made with their ancestors 2 when I delivered them 3 from Egypt. For they violated that covenant, even though I was like a faithful husband to them,” 4 says the Lord. 5
“‘As surely as I live, declares the sovereign Lord, surely in the city 1 of the king who crowned him, whose oath he despised and whose covenant he broke – in the middle of Babylon he will die!
When you bring foreigners, those uncircumcised in heart and in flesh, into my sanctuary, you desecrate 1 it – even my house – when you offer my food, the fat and the blood. You 2 have broken my covenant by all your abominable practices.