9Nowhearthis, 1heads of the house of Jacob And rulers of the house of Israel, Who 2abhorjustice And twisteverything that is straight,
Who 3buildZion with bloodshed And Jerusalem with violentinjustice.
Her leaderspronounce4judgment for a bribe, Her 5priestsinstruct for a price And her prophetsdivine for money. Yet they lean on the LORDsaying, "6Is not the LORD in our midst ? Calamity will not come upon us."
12Therefore, on account of you 7Zion will be plowed as a field, 8Jerusalem will become a heap of ruins, And the 9mountain of the atemple will become highplaces of a forest.