And the word of the Lord came again to Zachariah: This is what the Lord Almighty says: Administer True Justice; show mercy and compassion to one another, do not oppress the widow, or the fatherless, the alien, or the poor, in your hearts do not think evil of each other. But they refused to pay attention, stubbornly, they turned their backs and stopped up their ears, they made their hearts as hard as flint, and would not listen to the law or to the words that the Lord Almighty had sent by his Spirit to the earlier prophets. So the Lord Almighty was very angry. When I called they did not listen, so when they called I would not listen says the Lord Almighty. I scattered them with a whirlwind among all the nations where they were strangers, the land was left so desolate behind them that no one could come or go, this is how they made the pleasant land desolate.