Alas for those who devise wickedness and evil deeds a on their beds! When the morning dawns, they perform it, because it is in their power.
They covet fields, and seize them; houses, and take them away; they oppress householder and house, people and their inheritance.
Therefore thus says the Lord: Now, I am devising against this family an evil from which you cannot remove your necks; and you shall not walk haughtily, for it will be an evil time.
On that day they shall take up a taunt song against you, and wail with bitter lamentation, and say, "We are utterly ruined; the Lord b alters the inheritance of my people; how he removes it from me! Among our captors c he parcels out our fields."
Therefore you will have no one to cast the line by lot in the assembly of the Lord.
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