9 The Lord’s voice cries to the city—
Wisdom shall see Your name:
“Hear the rod!
Who has appointed it?
In the house of the wicked,
And the short measure that is an abomination?
11 Shall I count pure those with nthe wicked scales,
And with the bag of deceitful weights?
12 For her rich men are full of oviolence,
Her inhabitants have spoken lies,
And ptheir tongue is deceitful in their mouth.
13 “Therefore I will also qmake you sick by striking you,
By making you desolate because of your sins.
14 rYou shall eat, but not be satisfied;
5Hunger shall be in your midst.
6You may carry some away, but shall not save them;
And what you do rescue I will give over to the sword.
15 “You shall ssow, but not reap;
You shall tread the olives, but not anoint yourselves with oil;
And make sweet wine, but not drink wine.
All the works of Ahab’s house are done;
And you walk in their counsels,
That I may make you a 7desolation,
And your inhabitants a hissing.
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