1 And I said, Hear, I pray you, O princes of Jacob, and ye heads of the house of Israel. [Did] it not [pertain] to you to know that which is right?
2 Who hate the good, and love the evil, who steal their skin from off them, and their flesh from off their bones;
3 and eat the flesh of my people, and flay their skin from off them; and they break their bones and chop them in pieces as for the pot and as flesh within the caldron.
4 Then they shall cry unto the LORD, but he will not respond to them: he will even hide his face from them at that time because of their evil doings.
5 Thus hath the LORD said concerning the prophets that make my people err, that bite with their teeth, and cry, Peace; and he that does not give them [something] to eat, they even prepare war against him.
6 Therefore the vision shall be made night unto you, and darkness unto those that divine, and the sun shall go down over the prophets, and the day shall be dark over them.
7 Then the prophets shall be ashamed, and the diviners confounded; and they shall all cover their lips because [they shall have] no answer from God.
8 But truly I am full of power by the Spirit of the LORD, and of judgment, and of might, to declare unto Jacob his rebellion, and to Israel his sin.
9 Now hear this, ye heads of the house of Jacob and captains of the house of Israel, that abhor judgment and pervert all equity;
10 that build up Zion with blood and Jerusalem with iniquity;
11 the heads thereof judge for bribes, and the priests thereof teach for hire, and the prophets thereof divine for money: yet they come near unto the LORD, and say, [Is] not the LORD among us? No evil can come upon us.
12 Therefore for your sake Zion shall be plowed [as] a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps of ruins and the mountain of the house as the high places of the forest.: