2 Woe to those who devise iniquity,
And 1work out evil on their beds!
At amorning light they practice it,
Because it is in the power of their hand.
2 They bcovet fields and take them by violence,
Also houses, and seize them.
So they oppress a man and his house,
A man and his inheritance.
From which you cannot remove your necks;
Nor shall you walk haughtily,
For this is an evil time.
And elament with a bitter lamentation, saying:
‘We are utterly destroyed!
He has changed the 2heritage of my people;
How He has removed it from me!
To 3a turncoat He has divided our fields.’ ”
5 Therefore you will have no 4one to determine boundaries by lot
In the assembly of the Lord.
6 “Do not prattle,” you say to those who 5prophesy.
So they shall not prophesy 6to you;
7They shall not return insult for insult.
“Is the Spirit of the Lord restricted?
Are these His doings?
Do not My words do good
To him who walks uprightly?
You pull off the robe with the garment
From those who trust you, as they pass by,
Like men returned from war.
From their pleasant houses;
From their children
You have taken away My glory forever.
For this is not your frest;
Because it is gdefiled, it shall destroy,
Yes, with utter destruction.
And speak a lie, saying,
Even he would be the hprattler of this people.
Lit. one turning back, an apostate
Lit. one casting a surveyor’s line
Or preach, lit. drip words
Lit. to these
Vg. He shall not take shame
Or preach, lit. drip