So man will be brought low1 and mankind humbled,2 the eyes of the arrogant3 humbled.
But the LORD Almighty will be exalted4 by his justice,5 and the holy God will show himself holy6 by his righteousness.
Then sheep will graze as in their own pasture;7 lambs will feeda among the ruins of the rich.
Woe8 to those who draw sin along with cords9 of deceit, and wickedness10 as with cart ropes,
to those who say, "Let God hurry, let him hasten11 his work so we may see it. Let it approach, let the plan of the Holy One12 of Israel come, so we may know it."1320
Woe14 to those who call evil good15 and good evil,16 who put darkness for light and light for darkness,17 who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.1821
Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes19 and clever in their own sight.
Woe to those who are heroes at drinking wine20 and champions at mixing drinks,2123
who acquit the guilty for a bribe,22 but deny justice23 to the innocent.2424
Therefore, as tongues of fire25 lick up straw26 and as dry grass sinks down in the flames, so their roots will decay27 and their flowers blow away like dust;28 for they have rejected the law of the LORD Almighty and spurned the word29 of the Holy One30 of Israel.
Therefore the LORD's anger31 burns against his people; his hand is raised and he strikes them down. The mountains shake,32 and the dead bodies33 are like refuse34 in the streets.35 Yet for all this, his anger is not turned away,36 his hand is still upraised.37