The voice of the LORD cries to the city-- and it is sound wisdom to fear 1your name: "Hear of 2the rod and of him who appointed it!
Can I forget any longer the treasures of wickedness in the house of the wicked, and the scant measure that is accursed?
Shall I acquit the man 3with wicked scales and with a bag of deceitful weights?
Your rich men are 4full of violence; your inhabitants 5speak lies, and 6their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.
Therefore I strike you with a grievous blow, 7making you desolate because of your sins.
8You shall eat, but not be satisfied, and there shall be hunger within you; you shall put away, but not preserve, and what you preserve I will give to the sword.
9You 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 10Omri, and all the works of the house of 11Ahab; and you have walked in their counsels, that I may make you 12a desolation, and your inhabitants 13a hissing; so you shall bear 14the scorn of my people."