For All Those Who Have Ears to Hear
Thus says The Lord God of Israel, to the generation of the slaughter: I have come down to you, and with brevity I speak to you. With shortness of #speech and in a very stern #voice, I have #proclaimed your #error. Is not the will of The Most High written in His #Book? Are not My #decrees made known, even My #Law? Lo, even within you did I place #discernment, that you may know right from wrong, that you may choose the good and refuse the #evil.
Yet what is this before My eyes, day and night?! What is this you have chosen?! Look at what you embrace, O most wicked generation!... You have hated #justice, and The #Promise is a loathsome sore in your eyes! You #rage against My #covenants and My people you do hate; My #messengers are loathed in all the earth! The cause of the needy and the widow you have not known, and from the fatherless you withdraw your hand! You have forsaken and #murdered the innocent; your feet stand in #pools of their #blood!
Your #sins gather in strength; night and day
They increase and testify to your #demise!...
The stain of death covers you, the pit beckons you!...
Behold, a fissure has formed beneath your feet,
The #gap widens quickly!...
Lo, in the midst of you a great #valley has emerged,
Deep #darkness and death spreads forth in every direction,
Multitudes of #dead and dry bones!...
Yet you refuse to see, neither will you listen!
For you have grown accustomed
To the sound of #wailing,
And the #silence of death pleases you!...
Therefore, #FALL!... Says The Lord.