Therefore my people will go into exile1 for lack of understanding;2 their men of rank3 will die of hunger and their masses will be parched with thirst.414
Therefore the gravea5 enlarges its appetite and opens its mouth6 without limit; into it will descend their nobles and masses with all their brawlers and revelers.715
So man will be brought low8 and mankind humbled,9 the eyes of the arrogant10 humbled.
But the LORD Almighty will be exalted11 by his justice,12 and the holy God will show himself holy13 by his righteousness.
Then sheep will graze as in their own pasture;14 lambs will feedb among the ruins of the rich.
Woe15 to those who draw sin along with cords16 of deceit, and wickedness17 as with cart ropes,
to those who say, "Let God hurry, let him hasten18 his work so we may see it. Let it approach, let the plan of the Holy One19 of Israel come, so we may know it."2020
Woe21 to those who call evil good22 and good evil,23 who put darkness for light and light for darkness,24 who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.2521
Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes26 and clever in their own sight.
Woe to those who are heroes at drinking wine27 and champions at mixing drinks,2823
who acquit the guilty for a bribe,29 but deny justice30 to the innocent.31