For among my people are found wicked [men]: they lay wait, as he that setteth snares; they set a trap, they catch men.
As a cage is full of birds, so [are] their houses full of deceit: therefore they have become great, and have grown rich.
They have become fat, they shine: yes, they surpass the deeds of the wicked: they judge not the cause, the cause of the fatherless, yet they prosper; and the right of the needy do they not judge.
Shall I not visit for these [things]? saith the LORD: shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?
A wonderful and horrible thing is committed in the land;
The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love [to have it] so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?