But to the wicked, God says: "What right have you to recite my laws or take my covenant1 on your lips?217
You hate3 my instruction and cast my words behind4 you.
When you see a thief, you join5 with him; you throw in your lot with adulterers.619
You use your mouth for evil and harness your tongue to deceit.720
You speak continually against your brother8 and slander your own mother's son.
These things you have done and I kept silent;9 you thought I was altogethera like you. But I will rebuke10 you and accuse11 you to your face.
"Consider this, you who forget God,12 or I will tear you to pieces, with none to rescue:1323
He who sacrifices thank offerings honors me, and he prepares the way14 so that I may show himb the salvation of God.15"