Look! The LORD does not lack the power to save, nor are his ears too dull to hear,
but your misdeeds have separated you from your God. Your sins have hidden his face from you so that you aren't heard.
Your hands are stained with blood, and your fingers with guilt. Your lips speak lies; your tongues mutter malice.
No one sues honestly; no one pleads truthfully. By trusting in emptiness and speaking deceit, they conceive harm and give birth to malice.
They hatch adders' eggs, and weave spiderwebs. Whoever eats their eggs will die. Moreover, the crushed egg hatches a viper.
Their webs can't serve as clothing; they can't cover themselves with their deeds. Their deeds are deeds of malice, and the work of violence is in their hands.
Their feet run to evil; they rush to shed innocent blood. Their thoughts are thoughts of malice; desolation and destruction litter their highways.
They don't know the way of peace; there's no justice in their paths. They make their roads crooked; no one who walks in them knows peace.