English Standard Version
6 (A)“Do not preach”—thus they preach—
(B)“one should not preach of such things;
(C)disgrace will not overtake us.”
7 Should this be said, O house of Jacob?
(D)Has the Lord grown impatient?[a]
Are these his deeds?
Do not my words do good
to him who walks uprightly?
8 But lately (E)my people have risen up as an enemy;
you strip the rich robe from those who pass by trustingly
with no thought of war.[b]
9 The women of my people you drive out
from their delightful houses;
from their young children you take away
my splendor forever.
10 (F)Arise and go,
for this is no (G)place to rest,
because of (H)uncleanness that destroys
with a grievous destruction.
11 If a man should go about and (I)utter wind and lies,
saying, “I will preach to you (J)of wine and strong drink,”
he would be the preacher for this people!
12 I will surely assemble all of you, O Jacob;
(K)I will gather (L)the remnant of Israel;
I will set them together
like sheep in a fold,
(M)like a flock in its pasture,
a noisy multitude of men.
13 (N)He who opens the breach goes up before them;
they break through and pass the gate,
(O)going out by it.
Their king passes on before them,
(P)the Lord at their head.