Beware! Your own foot will go unshod, your own throat grow dry!
But you said, “It is no use! No! For I love the Strangers and they are the ones I shall follow.”
‘Like a thief ashamed at being caught, so will the House of Israel be: they, their kings, their chief men, their priests and their prophets, who say to a piece of wood, “You are my father,” and to a stone, “You gave birth to me.” For they turn to me their backs, never their faces; yet when trouble comes they shout, “Get up! Save us!”
Where are your gods you made for yourself? Let them get up if they can save you when trouble comes! For you have as many gods as you have towns, Judah! Why make out a case against me? You have all rebelled against me, Yahweh declares.
In vain I have struck your children, they have not accepted correction; your own sword has devoured your prophets like a marauding lion. (Jer. 2:24-30)