‘Do not speak, dripping out words,’ they say while dripping out words.
But if they do not drip out words concerning these things,
Dishonor will not be turned back. 7
Is it being said, O house of Jacob:
‘Is the Spirit of Yahweh impatient?
Are these His deeds?’
Do not My words do good
To the one walking uprightly? 8
And recently My people have arisen as an enemy—
You strip the robe off the garment
From unsuspecting passers‑by,
From those returned from war. 9
The women of My people you drive out,
Each one from her pleasant house.
From her infants you take My splendor forever. 10
Arise and go,
For this is no place of rest
Because of the uncleanness that wreaks destruction,
A painful destruction. 11
If a man walking after wind and lying
Had acted falsely and said,
‘I will speak, dripping out words to you concerning wine and liquor,’
He would be one who drips out words as a spokesman to this people.