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20 But if you keep on turning your backs and refusing to listen to me, you will be killed by your enemies; I, the Lord, have spoken.

21 Jerusalem, once a faithful wife! And now a prostitute! Running after other gods! Once “The City of Fair Play,” but now a gang of murderers. 22 Once like sterling silver; now mixed with worthless alloy! Once so pure, but now diluted like watered-down wine!

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20 but if you resist and rebel,(A)
    you will be devoured by the sword.”(B)
For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.(C)

21 See how the faithful city
    has become a prostitute!(D)
She once was full of justice;
    righteousness(E) used to dwell in her—
    but now murderers!(F)
22 Your silver has become dross,(G)
    your choice wine is diluted with water.

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