Should you not know what is just?
2 But you hate what is good+ and love what is bad;+
You tear off the skin from my people and the flesh from their bones.+
3 You also eat the flesh of my people+
And strip off their skin,
Smashing their bones, crushing them to pieces,+
Like what is cooked in a pot,* like meat in a cooking pot.
4 At that time they will call to Jehovah for help,
But he will not answer them.
5 This is what Jehovah says against the prophets who are leading my people astray,+
Who proclaim ‘Peace!’+ while they bite* with their teeth+
But who declare* war against him who puts nothing into their mouths:
6 ‘You will have night;+ there will be no vision;+
There will only be darkness for you, no divination.
The sun will set on the prophets,
And the day will turn dark for them.+
All of them will have to cover over the mustache,*
For there is no answer from God.’”
8 As for me, I am filled with power by the spirit of Jehovah,
And with justice and might,
To tell to Jacob his revolt and to Israel his sin.
9 Hear this, please, you heads of the house of Jacob
And you commanders of the house of Israel,+
Who detest justice and who make crooked all that is straight,+
10 Who build Zion with bloodshed and Jerusalem with unrighteousness.+
11 Her leaders* judge for a bribe,+
Her priests instruct for a price,+
And yet they lean on Jehovah,* saying:
“Is not Jehovah with us?+
No calamity will come upon us.”+