Jeremiah 5:26-31 NIV

26 “Among my people are the wicked who lie in wait like men who snare birds and like those who set traps to catch people.

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27 Like cages full of birds, their houses are full of deceit; they have become rich and powerful

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28 and have grown fat and sleek. Their evil deeds have no limit; they do not seek justice. They do not promote the case of the fatherless; they do not defend the just cause of the poor.

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29 Should I not punish them for this?” declares the LORD. “Should I not avenge myself on such a nation as this?

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30 “A horrible and shocking thing has happened in the land:

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31 The prophets prophesy lies, the priests rule by their own authority, and my people love it this way. But what will you do in the end?

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