Hear, heavens, and listen, earth, for Yahweh has spoken: "I reared children and I brought [them] up, but they rebelled against me.
An ox knows its owner and a donkey the manger of its master. Israel does not know; my people do not understand.
Ah, sinful nation, a people heavy [with] iniquity, offspring of evildoers, children who deal corruptly. They have forsaken Yahweh; they have despised the holy one of Israel. They are estranged [and gone] backward.
Why do you want to be beaten again? You continue [in] rebellion. [The] whole of [the] head [is] sick, and [the] whole of [the] heart [is] faint.
From the sole of the foot and up to [the] head there is no health in it; bruise and sore and bleeding wound have not been cleansed, and they have not been bound up and not softened with the oil.
Your country [is] desolate, your cities [are] burned [with] fire; [As for] your land, aliens are devouring it in your presence, and [it is] desolate, like devastation [by] foreigners.
And the daughter of Zion is left like a booth in a vineyard, like a shelter in a cucumber field, like a city that is besieged.a9
If Yahweh of hosts had not left us survivors,b we would have been as few as Sodom, we would have become like Gomorrah.
Hear the word of Yahweh, rulers of Sodom! Listen [to] the teaching of our God, people of Gomorrah!
What [is the] abundance of your sacrifices to me? says Yahweh. I have had enough [of] burnt offerings of rams and [the] fat [of] fattened animals and I do not delight in [the] blood of bulls and ram-lambs and goats.