I will stand at my guard post. I will station myself on the wall. I will watch to see what he will say to me and what answer I will get to my complaint.
Then the LORD answered me, "Write the vision. Make it clear on tablets so that anyone can read it quickly.
The vision will still happen at the appointed time. It hurries toward its goal. It won't be a lie. If it's delayed, wait for it. It will certainly happen. It won't be late.
"Look at the proud person. He is not right in himself. But the righteous person will live because of his faithfulness.
Also because wine is treacherous he is arrogant and never rests. He has a large appetite like the grave. He is like death--never satisfied. He gathers all the nations to himself. He collects all the people to himself.
Won't all of them ridicule him, directing clever sayings and riddles at him, like: "'How horrible it will be for the one who makes himself rich with what is not his own and makes himself wealthy on loans. How long will this go on?'
Won't your creditors suddenly rise up and those who are going to shake you wake up? Then you will become their prize.
You have looted many nations. All the rest of the people will loot you because of the slaughter and violence done to lands, cities, and all their inhabitants.
"'How horrible it will be for the one who uses violence to get things for his own household in order to set his nest up high and save himself from disaster.'