Listen! The LORD is calling to the city-- and to fear your name is wisdom-- "Heed the rod1 and the One who appointed it.a10
Am I still to forget, O wicked house, your ill-gotten treasures and the short ephah,b which is accursed?211
Shall I acquit a man with dishonest scales,3 with a bag of false weights?412
Her rich men are violent;5 her people are liars6 and their tongues speak deceitfully.713
Therefore, I have begun to destroy8 you, to ruin you because of your sins.
You will eat but not be satisfied;9 your stomach will still be empty.c You will store up but save nothing,10 because what you save I will give to the sword.
You will plant but not harvest;11 you will press olives but not use the oil on yourselves, you will crush grapes but not drink the wine.12