The people actually claimed it was good to do evil because the priests had become so hypocritical. Now, I should point out something I believe you know. God is not saying this wearied Him in the sense of depleting His energy, as if He could get physically tired. This means that He was annoyed and distressed with the situation. I’m glad you are able to follow along with what I mean. So then, who was the messenger that God would send to prepare the way for the Messiah?