“How well you direct your course
To seek lovers!
So that even to wicked women
You have taught your ways.
Also on your skirts is found
The lifeblood of the innocent poor.
You did not catch them breaking in.
Yet in spite of all these things,
‘I am innocent.
Surely his anger has turned from me.’
Now I am bringing you to judgment
‘I have not sinned.’
How lightly you gad about
Changing your ways!
You shall be put to shame by Egypt
As you were put to shame by Assyria!
From there also
You will come away
With your hands
Upon your head.
Yahweh has rejected those
In whom you trust.
You will not prosper through them.”
The Israelites were seeking new lovers. They were teaching them their ways. They seem not to care about the innocent poor people, since they had their blood on their skirts. Yet they continued to proclaim their innocence. They thought that Yahweh was no longer angry with them. However, Yahweh was going to bring judgment upon them for saying that they had not sinned. They keep gadding about on their frivolous ways. They were going to be put to shame by Egypt and Assyria so that they would walk out with their hands on their heads as prisoners. Yahweh has rejected them and their leaders so that they would not prosper.