Run ye to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now, and know , and seek in the broad places thereof, if ye can find a man, if there be any that executethjudgment, that seeketh the truth; and I will pardon it.
And though they say , The LORDliveth; surely they swearfalsely.3
O LORD, are not thine eyes upon the truth? thou hast stricken them, but they have not grieved ; thou hast consumed them, but they have refused to receivecorrection: they have made their facesharder than a rock; they have refused to return .
Therefore I said , Surely these are poor; they are foolish : for they know not the way of the LORD, nor the judgment of their God.5
I will get me unto the great men, and will speak unto them; for they have known the way of the LORD, and the judgment of their God: but these have altogetherbroken the yoke, and burst the bonds.6
Wherefore a lion out of the forest shall slay them, and a wolf of the eveningsa shall spoil them, a leopard shall watch over their cities: every one that goeth out thence shall be torn in pieces : because their transgressions are many , and their backslidings are increased .