For those who turn 1justice into wormwood And cast righteousness down to the earth."
He who made the 2Pleiades and Orion And 3changes deep darkness into morning, Who also 4darkens day into night, Who 5calls for the waters of the sea And pours them out on the surface of the earth, The 6LORD is His name.
It is He who 7flashes forth with destruction upon the strong, So that 8destruction comes upon the fortress.
They hate him who 9reproves in the gate, And they 10abhor him who speaks with integrity.
Therefore because you impose heavy rent on the poor And exact a tribute of grain from them, Though you have built 11houses of well-hewn stone, Yet you will not live in them; You have planted pleasant vineyards, yet you will 12not drink their wine.
For I know your transgressions are many and your sins are great, You who 13distress the righteous and accept bribes And turn aside the poor in the gate.
Therefore at such a time the prudent person 14keeps silent, for it is an evil time.
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