Ezekiel 28:24; 2 Samuel 23:6; Micah 7:4

24 And for the house of Israel bthere shall be no more a brier to prick or ca thorn to hurt them among all their neighbors dwho have treated them with contempt. Then they will know that I am the Lord God.

But worthless men1 are all like thorns that are thrown away,

for they cannot be taken with the hand;

The best of them is dlike a brier,

the most upright of them a thorn hedge.

The day of eyour watchmen, of your punishment, has come;

fnow their confusion is at hand.