Israel’s Guilt and Punishment

9 Listen! The LORD is calling to the city— and to fear your name is wisdom— “Heed the rod and the One who appointed it.a
10 Am I still to forget your ill-gotten treasures, you wicked house, and the short ephah,b which is accursed?
11 Shall I acquit someone with dishonest scales, with a bag of false weights?
12 Your rich people are violent; your inhabitants are liars and their tongues speak deceitfully.
13 Therefore, I have begun to destroy you, to ruinc you because of your sins.
14 You will eat but not be satisfied; your stomach will still be empty.dYou will store up but save nothing, because what you savee I will give to the sword.
15 You will plant but not harvest; you will press olives but not use the oil, you will crush grapes but not drink the wine.