New Century Version
6 Even if the people are not destroyed,
Egypt will capture them;
Memphis[a] will bury them.
Weeds will grow over their silver treasures,
and thorns will drive them out of their tents.
7 The time of punishment has come,
the time to pay for sins.
Let Israel know this:
You think the prophet is a fool,
and you say the spiritual person is crazy.
You have sinned very much,
and your hatred is great.
8 Is Israel a watchman?
Are God’s people prophets?
Everywhere Israel goes, traps are set for him.
He is an enemy in God’s house.
- 9:6 Memphis A city in Egypt famous for its tombs.