Arise, plead your case before the mountains,
and let the hills hear what you have to say.
and you enduring foundations of the earth;
for Yahweh has a controversy with his people,
and he will contend with Israel.
How have I burdened you?
and redeemed you out of the house of slavery.
I sent before you Moses, Aaron, and Miriam.
with tens of thousands of rivers of oil?
Should I give my firstborn for my disobedience,
the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?
What does Yahweh require of you
but to act justly,
to love mercy,
and to walk humbly with your God?
and wisdom sees your name:
“Listen to the rod,
and he who appointed it.
in the house of the wicked,
and a short ephah that is accursed?
her inhabitants speak lies,
and their tongue is deceitful in their speech.
I have made you desolate because of your sins.
Your humiliation will be in your midst.
You will store up, but not save,
and what you save
I will give up to the sword.
You will tread the olives,
but won’t anoint yourself with oil,
and crush grapes,
but won’t drink the wine.
and all the works of the house of Ahab.
You walk in their counsels,
that I may make you a ruin,
and her inhabitants a hissing.
And you will bear the reproach of my people.”