'For wickedmen are found among My people, They 1watch like fowlersalying in wait; They set a trap, They catchmen.
'Like a cagefull of birds, So their houses are full of 2deceit; Therefore they have becomegreat and rich.
'They are 3fat, they are sleek, They alsobexcel in deeds of wickedness; They do not plead the cause, The cause of the c4orphan, that they may prosper; And they do not ddefend the rights of the poor.
'5Shall I not punishethese people?' declares the LORD, 'On a nationsuch as this Shall I not avengeMyself?'
"An appalling and 6horriblething Has happened in the land:
The 7prophetsprophesyfalsely, And the priestsrulefon their own authority; And My people8love it so! But what will you do at the end of it?