God says: Mercy for rebellious Israel, Lord of the house of Jacob, you who are called by the name of Israel, and have come out of the waters of Judah. You who swear by the Lord named Yahweh. I have declared it to you from of old, lest you should say, ‘My idol, engraved molten has done them. They call you “transgressors from the womb”. or my name’s sake, I will defer my anger, so that I don’t cut you off. So come near to me and hear this: from the beginning I have not spoken in secret. I am the Lord your God who teaches you, helps you, leads you. Oh that you had listened to my commandments! Then your peace would have been like a river, and your righteousness like the waves of the sea.
Yahweh has called me from the womb, he has made my mouth like a sharp sword – hidden me in the shadow of his hand – made me a polished shaft with quiver, not made by Gentiles, until the ends of the earth. The reconstruction of Israel Rejoice! Heaven, earth, mountains. Take the plunder from the mighty. The oppressors should feast on their own flesh.