Please listen to this, you heads of the house of Ya`akov, And rulers of the house of Yisra'el, Who abhor justice, And pervert all equity.
They build up Tziyon with blood, And Yerushalayim with iniquity.
Her leaders judge for bribes, And her Kohanim teach for a price, And her prophets of it tell forturnes for money: Yet they lean on the LORD, and say, Isn't the LORD in the midst of us? No disaster will come on us.
Therefore Tziyon for your sake will be plowed like a field, And Yerushalayim will become heaps of rubble, And the mountain of the temple like the high places of a forest.