Now listen,1 you rich people,2 weep and wail3 because of the misery that is coming upon you.
Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes.4
Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire. You have hoarded wealth in the last days.5
Look! The wages you failed to pay the workmen6 who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries7 of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty.8
You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves9 in the day of slaughter.10
You have condemned and murdered11 innocent men,12 who were not opposing you.
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