The LORD'Svoicecrieth unto the city, and the man of wisdom shall see thy name:hear ye the rod, and who hath appointed it.
Are there yet the treasures of wickedness in the house of the wicked, and the scantmeasure that is abominable ?
Shall I count them purea with the wickedbalances, and with the bag of deceitfulweights?12
For the rich men thereof are full of violence, and the inhabitants thereof have spokenlies, and their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.13
Therefore also will I make thee sick in smiting thee, in making thee desolate because of thy sins.14
Thou shalt eat , but not be satisfied ; and thy casting down shall be in the midst of thee; and thou shalt take hold , but shalt not deliver ; and that which thou deliverest will I give up to the sword.15
Thou shalt sow , but thou shalt not reap ; thou shalt tread the olives, but thou shalt not anoint thee with oil; and sweet wine, but shalt not drinkwine.16
For the statutes of Omri are kept , and all the works of the house of Ahab, and ye walk in their counsels; that I should make thee a desolation, and the inhabitants thereof an hissing: therefore ye shall bear the reproach of my people.