Listen, you leaders of Israel! You are supposed to know right from wrong,
but you are the very ones who hate good and love evil. You skin my people alive and tear the flesh off their bones.
You eat my people's flesh, cut away their skin, and break their bones. You chop them up like meat for the cooking pot.
Then you beg the LORD for help in times of trouble! Do you really expect him to listen? After all the evil you have done, he won't even look at you!
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)