Thisevilpeople, whichrefuse to hear my words, whichwalk in the imagination of theirheart, and walkafterothergods, to servethem, and to worshipthem, shalleven be as thisgirdle, which is good for nothing.
For as the girdlecleaveth to the loins of a man, so have I caused to cleaveunto me the wholehouse of Israel and the wholehouse of Judah, saith the LORD; thattheymight be unto me for a people, and for a name, and for a praise, and for a glory: but theywould not hear.
Thereforethoushaltspeakuntothemthisword; Thussaith the LORD God of Israel, Everybottleshall be filledwithwine: and theyshall say untothee, Do we not certainlyknowthateverybottleshall be filledwithwine?
Thenshaltthou say untothem, Thussaith the LORD, Behold, I willfill all the inhabitants of thisland, even the kingsthat sit uponDavid’sthrone, and the priests, and the prophets, and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, withdrunkenness.
I haveseenthineadulteries, and thy neighings, the lewdness of thy whoredom, and thineabominations on the hills in the fields. Woe untothee, O Jerusalem! wiltthou not be madeclean? whenshall it once be?