And I say, 'Hear, I pray you, heads of Jacob, And ye judges
of the house of Israel, Is it not for you to know the judgment?
Ye who are hating good, and loving evil, Taking violently
their skin from off them, And their flesh from off their bones,
And who have eaten the flesh of My people, And their skin
from off them have stript, And their bones they have broken, And they have
spread them out as in a pot, And as flesh in the midst of a caldron.
Then do they cry unto Jehovah, And He doth not answer them,
And hideth His face from them at that time, As they have made evil their
Thus said Jehovah concerning the prophets Who are causing My
people to err, Who are biting with their teeth, And have cried 'Peace,' And he
who doth not give unto their mouth, They have sanctified against him war.
Therefore a night ye have without vision, And darkness ye
have without divination, And gone in hath the sun on the prophets, And black
over them hath been the day.
And ashamed have been the seers, And confounded have been
the diviners, And covered their lip have all of them, For their is no answer, O
And yet I have been full of power by the Spirit of Jehovah, And
of judgment, and of might, To declare to Jacob his transgression, And to Israel
Hear this, I pray you, heads of the house of Jacob, And ye
judges of the house of Israel, Who are making judgment abominable, And all
uprightness do pervert.
Building up Zion with blood, And Jerusalem with iniquity.
Her heads for a bribe do judge, And her priests for hire do
teach, And her prophets for silver divine, And on Jehovah they lean, saying, 'Is
not Jehovah in our midst? Evil doth not come in upon us.'
Therefore, for your sake, Zion is ploughed a field, and
Jerusalem is heaps, And the mount of the house is for high places of a