At that day shall a man look to his Maker, and his eyes shall have respect to the Holy One of Israel. And he shall not look to the altars, the work of his hands, neither shall respect that which his fingers have made, either the groves, or the images. In that day shall his strong cities be as a forsaken bough, and an uppermost branch, which they left because of the children of Israel: and there shall be desolation. Because thou hast forgotten the God of thy salvation, and hast not been mindful of the rock of thy strength, therefore shalt thou plant pleasant plants, and shalt set it with strange slips: In the day shalt thou make thy plant to grow, and in the morning shalt thou make thy seed to flourish: but the harvest shall be a heap in the day of grief and of desperate sorrow.
The people will turn to the true and living God, their Maker, the Holy One of Israel, and will renounce everything that has to do with idolatry. Fortified cities will lie waste. This will happen because God’s people have forgotten Him and have turned to foreign seedlings, which are foreign alliances, religions, and customs. As a result, the harvest will be disastrous.