Her priests do violence to my law1 and profane my holy things; they do not distinguish between the holy and the common;2 they teach that there is no difference between the unclean and the clean;3 and they shut their eyes to the keeping of my Sabbaths, so that I am profaned4 among them.527
Her officials6 within her are like wolves7 tearing their prey; they shed blood and kill people8 to make unjust gain.928
Her prophets whitewash10 these deeds for them by false visions and lying divinations.11 They say, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says'--when the LORD has not spoken.1229
The people of the land practice extortion and commit robbery;13 they oppress the poor and needy and mistreat the alien,14 denying them justice.1530
"I looked for a man among them who would build up the wall16 and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found none.1731
So I will pour out my wrath on them and consume them with my fiery anger,18 bringing down19 on their own heads all they have done, declares the Sovereign LORD.20"