1 Ah, soiled, defiled, oppressing city!
2 It has listened to no voice; it has accepted no correction. It has not trusted in the Lord; it has not drawn near to its God.
3 The officials within it are roaring lions; its judges are evening wolves that leave nothing until the morning.
4 Its prophets are reckless, faithless persons; its priests have profaned what is sacred, they have done violence to the law.
5 The Lord within it is righteous; he does no wrong. Every morning he renders his judgment, each dawn without fail; but the unjust knows no shame.