A. 6 Prophesy ye not, say they to them that prophesy: they shall not prophesy to them, that they shall not take shame.
B. 7 O thou that art named the house of Jacob, is the spirit of the LORD straitened? are these his doings? do not my words do good to him that walketh uprightly?
C. 8 Even of late my people is risen up as an enemy:
D. ye pull off the robe with the garment from them that pass by securely as men averse from war. 9 The women of my people have ye cast out from their pleasant houses; from their children have ye taken away my glory for ever.
C’. 10 Arise ye, and depart; for this is not your rest: because it is polluted, it shall destroy you, even with a sore destruction.
B’. 11 If a man walking in the spirit and falsehood do lie,
A’. saying, I will prophesy unto thee of wine and of strong drink; he shall even be the prophet of this people.