"Moreover, say to the royal house1 of Judah, 'Hear the word of the LORD;
O house of David, this is what the LORD says: " 'Administer justice2 every morning; rescue from the hand of his oppressor3 the one who has been robbed, or my wrath will break out and burn like fire4 because of the evil5 you have done-- burn with no one to quench6 it.
I am against7 you, [ Jerusalem,] you who live above this valley8 on the rocky plateau, declares the LORD-- you who say, "Who can come against us? Who can enter our refuge?"914
I will punish you as your deeds10 deserve, declares the LORD. I will kindle a fire11 in your forests12 that will consume everything around you.' "