The voice of the LORD will call to the city - And it is soundwisdom to fear Your name: "Hear, O tribe. Who has appointedaits time?
"Is there yet a man in the wickedhouse, Along with treasures of 1wickedness And a b2shortmeasure that is cursed?
"Can I justifywicked3scales And a bag of deceptiveweights?
"For the richmen of the ccity are full of 4violence, Her residentsspeak5lies, And their 6tongue is deceitful in their mouth.
"So also I will make you 7sick, striking you down, 8Desolating you because of your sins.
"You will eat, but you will 9not be satisfied, And your dvileness will be in your midst. You will try to remove for safekeeping, But you will 10not preserve anything, And what you do preserve I will give to the sword.
"You will sow but you will 11not reap. You will tread the olive but will not anoint yourself with oil; And the grapes, but you will 12not drinkwine.
"The statutes of 13Omri And all the works of the house of 14Ahab are observed; And in their devices you 15walk. Therefore I will give you up for 16destruction And eyour inhabitants for 17derision, And you will bear the 18reproach of My people."