This is a little more normal as far as the Lord speaking about the positive things and the negative things. We hear the prophet calling those who are not following God’s way “children of a sorceress” and “offspring of an adulterer and a whore.” Not really the most diplomatic speech, and not something that we would necessarily read in church as an edifying Scripture to get us motivated to do God’s work.
Starting at vs.14 we see that God has plans to build up, to rebuild the city, and to remove any obstacle that is in the way of the people to inhabit God’s city again. But He insists on pointing out all the faults that the people have, and they are many. But I am grateful that we get a promise in vs.19. “Peace, peace, to the far and the near.” We need that peace because it feels as if we are right in the middle of the tossing sea. “There is no peace, says my God, for the wicked.”