Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the LORD, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward. Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint. From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness in it; but wounds, and bruises, and putrifying sores: they have not been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with ointment.
The people are guilty of iniquity in turning their backs on God. Because of their rebellion, God has chastened them, but His discipline has not been successful. Even though their bodies are covered with wounds, bruises and putrefying sores, they have refused to repent.