The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from King James Bible:|
upper lintels of it; their voice shall sing in the windows; desolation
shall be in the thresholds; for he shall uncover the cedar work.
ZEP 2:15 This is the rejoicing city that dwelt carelessly, that said in
her heart, I am, and there is none beside me: how is she become a
desolation, a place for beasts to lie down in! every one that passeth by
her shall hiss, and wag his hand.
ZEP 3:1 Woe to her that is filthy and polluted, to the oppressing city!
ZEP 3:2 She obeyed not the voice; she received not correction; she
trusted not in the LORD; she drew not near to her God.
ZEP 3:3 Her princes within her are roaring lions; her judges are
evening wolves; they gnaw not the bones till the morrow.
King James Bible