The voice of the Lord cries to the city (it is sound wisdom to fear your name): Hear, O tribe and assembly of the city! a10
Can I forget b the treasures of wickedness in the house of the wicked, and the scant measure that is accursed?
Can I tolerate wicked scales and a bag of dishonest weights?
Your c wealthy are full of violence; your d inhabitants speak lies, with tongues of deceit in their mouths.
Therefore I have begun e to strike you down, making you desolate because of your sins.
You shall eat, but not be satisfied, and there shall be a gnawing hunger within you; you shall put away, but not save, and what you save, I will hand over to the sword.
You shall sow, but not reap; you shall tread olives, but not anoint yourselves with oil; you shall tread grapes, but not drink wine.
For you have kept the statutes of Omri f and all the works of the house of Ahab, and you have followed their counsels. Therefore I will make you a desolation, and your g inhabitants an object of hissing; so you shall bear the scorn of my people.
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