Like a cage full of birds, their houses are full of treachery; therefore they have become great and rich,
they have grown fat and sleek. They know no limits in deeds of wickedness; they do not judge with justice the cause of the orphan, to make it prosper, and they do not defend the rights of the needy.
Shall I not punish them for these things? says the Lord, and shall I not bring retribution on a nation such as this?
An appalling and horrible thing has happened in the land:
the prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests rule as the prophets direct; my people love to have it so, but what will you do when the end comes?