Those who turn justice into wormwooda throw righteousness to the ground.
The One who made the Pleiades and Orion,b who turns darknessc into dawnd and darkens day into night,e who summons the waters of the sea and pours them out over the face of the earthf- Yahweh is His name.
He brings destructiong on the strong,h and it falls on the stronghold.
They hate the one who convicts [the guilty] at the city gate and despise the one who speaks with integrity.
Therefore, because you trample on the poor and exact a grain tax from him, you will never live in the houses of cut stone you have built; you will never drink the wine from the lush vineyards you have planted.i12
For I know your crimes are many and your sins innumerable. They oppress the righteous, take a bribe, and deprive the poor of justice at the gates.
Therefore, the wise person will keep silent at such a time, for the days are evil.