On the otherhand1I am filled with power - With the Spirit of the LORD - And with justice and courage To 2makeknown to Jacob his rebelliousact, Even to Israel his sin.
9Nowhearthis, 3heads of the house of Jacob And rulers of the house of Israel, Who 4abhorjustice And twisteverything that is straight,
Who 5buildZion with bloodshed And Jerusalem with violentinjustice.
Her leaderspronounce6judgment for a bribe, Her 7priestsinstruct for a price And her prophetsdivine for money. Yet they lean on the LORDsaying, "8Is not the LORD in our midst? Calamity will not come upon us."
12Therefore, on account of you 9Zion will be plowed as a field, 10Jerusalem will become a heap of ruins, And the 11mountain of the atemple will become highplaces of a forest.