1 Woe unto those that devise iniquity and fabricate evil upon their beds! when the morning is light, they put it into effect because they have power in their hands.
2 And they coveted fields and stole them, and houses and took [them] away; so they oppressed the man and his house, even the man and his heritage.
3 Therefore thus hath the LORD said; Behold, I devise an evil against this family, from which ye shall not remove your necks; neither shall ye walk haughtily; for the time shall be evil.
4 In that time shall [one] take up a saying against you and lament with a doleful lamentation [and] say, We have been utterly destroyed; he has changed the portion of my people; how has he taken our fields! He has given and [divided our fields unto others].
5 Therefore thou shalt have no one to cast a cord by lot in the congregation of the LORD.
6 Do not prophesy, [they say to] those that prophesy: Do not prophesy unto them [that] they are to understand shame.
7 O [thou that] calls thyself the house of Jacob, is the spirit of the LORD shortened? [are] these his doings? do not my words do good to him that walks uprightly?
8 He who yesterday [was] my people is risen up as an enemy; ye pull off the robe with the garment from those that pass by as those who return from war.
9 Ye have cast the women of my people out from their pleasant houses; from their children ye have taken away my continual praise.
10 Arise and depart, for this [is] not [your] rest because it is polluted; it has become corrupted and with a great corruption.
11 If there is one walking in the spirit of falsehood, he shall lie, [saying], I will prophesy unto thee of wine and of strong drink; he shall even be the prophet of this people.
12 I will surely assemble, O Jacob, all of thee; I will surely gather the remnant of Israel; I will put them together as the sheep of Bozrah as [the] flock in the midst of their fold; they shall make great noise by reason of [the multitude of] men.
13 [The] breaker shall go up before them; they shall break through and pass through the gate and go out by it; and their king shall pass before them, the LORD at the head of them.: