Listen to this, leaders of the house of Jacob, you rulers of the house of Israel, who abhor justice and pervert everything that is right,
who build Zion with bloodshed and Jerusalem with injustice.
Her leaders issue rulings for a bribe,a her priests teach for payment, and her prophets practice divination for money. Yet they lean on the Lord,b saying, "Isn't the Lord among us? No calamity will overtake us."
Therefore, because of you, Zion will be plowed like a field, Jerusalem will become ruins, and the hill of the temple mount will be a thicket.c