Tell the righteous it will be well1 with them, for they will enjoy the fruit of their deeds.211
Woe to the wicked!3 Disaster4 is upon them! They will be paid back5 for what their hands have done.612
Youths7 oppress my people, women rule over them. O my people, your guides lead you astray;8 they turn you from the path.
The LORD takes his place in court;9 he rises to judge10 the people.
The LORD enters into judgment11 against the elders and leaders of his people: "It is you who have ruined my vineyard; the plunder12 from the poor13 is in your houses.
What do you mean by crushing my people14 and grinding15 the faces of the poor?"16 declares the Lord, the LORD Almighty.17