Hear this, I pray you, ye heads of the house of Jacob, and princes of the house of Israel, that abhor judgment, a and pervert all equity,
that build up Zion with blood, and Jerusalem with unrighteousness.
The heads thereof judge for reward, and the priests thereof teach for hire, and the prophets thereof divine for money; yet do they lean upon Jehovah, and say, Is not Jehovah in the midst of us? no evil shall come upon us.
Therefore shall Zion for your sake be ploughed [as] a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps, and the mountain of the house as the high places of a forest. b