The voice of the LORD cries to the city-- and it is sound wisdom to fear 18your name: "Hear of 19the rod and of him who appointed it!c
Can I forget any longer the treasuresd of wickedness in the house of the wicked, and the scant measure that is accursed?
Shall I acquit the man 20with wicked scales and with a bag of deceitful weights?
Youre rich men are 21full of violence; your inhabitants 22speak lies, and 23their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.
Therefore I strike you with a grievous blow, 24making you desolate because of your sins.
1425You shall eat, but not be satisfied, and there shall be hunger within you; you shall put away, but not preserve, and what you preserve I will give to the sword.
1526You shall sow, but not reap; you shall tread olives, but not anoint yourselves with oil; you shall tread grapes, but not drink wine.
For you have kept the statutes of 27Omri,f and all the works of the house of 28Ahab; and you have walked in their counsels, that I may make you 29a desolation, and yourg inhabitants 30a hissing; so you shall bear 31the scorn of my people."