The people must not think that they are better than other people.
Listen very carefully.
Do not think that you do not need to listen!
The Lord has spoken.
before he makes it dark.
Then your feet will not find the path,
as the hills become dark.
You want it to get light.
But God will make it very dark.
I will weep in secret.
You think that you do not need the Lord.
That is why I will cry.
Water will fall from my eyes
like a great river.
This will happen because the Lord will make his people
Say, ‘Come down from your
and there will be nobody to open them.
Enemies will take all the people in Judah to a foreign country.
They will take them away completely.
The people that made you important are gone.
You are like
People from the country that was your special friend will rule over you.
You will have pain,
pain like the pain of a woman who is having a baby.
It is because of the many wrong things that you have done.
That is why people have torn off your clothes.
And they have hurt you.
and an animal cannot change its colour.
In the same way, you cannot do good things
if you have always done
‘I will do it because you have forgotten me.
And you have listened to false gods.
You will be ashamed.
And everyone will see that you have done that.
They will know that men have paid women
to have sex with them.
I have seen the bad things that you do
on the hills and in the fields.
It will be very bad for you, people in Jerusalem!
You should not always do wrong things.’