15 Because you have said, “We have made a covenant with death,
    and with Sheol we have an agreement,
when the (A)overwhelming whip passes through
    it will not come to us,
for we have made (B)lies our refuge,
    and in falsehood we have taken shelter”;

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19 No one considers, nor is there knowledge or discernment to say, “Half of it I burned in the fire; I also baked bread on its coals; I roasted meat and have eaten. And shall I make the rest of it an (A)abomination? Shall I fall down before a block of wood?” 20 (B)He feeds on (C)ashes; a deluded heart has led him astray, and he cannot deliver himself or say, “Is there not (D)a lie in my right hand?”

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14 (A)Every man is stupid and without knowledge;
    (B)every goldsmith is put to shame by his idols,
for his images are false,
    (C)and there is no breath in them.

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Judgment on Judah

Thus says the Lord:

(A)“For three transgressions of Judah,
    and for four, I will not revoke the punishment,
because (B)they have rejected the law of the Lord,
    and have not kept his statutes,
but (C)their lies have led them astray,
    those after which their fathers walked.

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