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 1 Woe to those who devise iniquity

 and work evil on their beds!

 When the morning is light, they practice it,

 because it is in the power of their hand.


 2 They covet fields and seize them,

 and houses, and take them away;

 and they oppress a man and his house,

 even a man and his heritage.


3Therefore this is what Yahweh says:

 Behold, I am planning against these people

 a disaster

 from which you will not remove your necks,

 nor will you walk haughtily,

 for it is an evil time.


 4 In that day they will take up a parable against you,

 and lament with a doleful lamentation, saying,

 “We are utterly ruined!

 My people’s possession is divided up.

 Indeed he takes it from me

 and assigns our fields to traitors!”


 5 Therefore you will have no one

 who divides the land by lot

 in the assembly of Yahweh.


“Do not prophesy!” They prophesy.

 “Do not prophesy about these things;

 disgrace will not overtake us.”


 7 Should it be said, O house of Jacob?

 Is the spirit of Yahweh angry?

 Are these his doings?

 Do not my words do good

 to him who walks blamelessly?


 8 But lately my people have risen up

 as an enemy.

 You strip the robe and clothing

 from those who pass by without a care,

 returning from battle.


 9 You drive the women of my people

 out from their pleasant houses;

 from their young children

 you take away my blessing forever.


 10 Arise, and depart!

 For this is not your resting place,

 because of uncleanness that destroys,

 even with a grievous destruction.


 11 If a man walking after a spirit of falsehood speaks lies, saying,

 “I will prophesy to you of wine and of beer,”

 he would be the prophet of this people.


I will surely assemble, Jacob, all of you;

 I will surely gather the remnant of Israel;

 I will put them together as the sheep of Bozrah,

 as a flock in the middle of their pasture;

 they will swarm with people.


 13 He who breaks open the way

 goes up before them.

 They break through the gate

 and go out.

 And their king passes on before them,

 with Yahweh at their head.


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