Neither say they in their heart: 'Let us now fear HaShem our G-d, that giveth the former rain, and the latter in due season; that keepeth for us the appointed weeks of the harvest.'
Your iniquities have turned away these things, and your sins have withholden good from you.
For among My people are found wicked men; they pry, as fowlers lie in wait; they set a trap, they catch men.
As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit; therefore they are become great, and waxen rich;
They are waxen fat, they are become sleek; yea, they overpass in deeds of wickedness; they plead not the cause, the cause of the fatherless, that they might make it to prosper; and the right of the needy do they not judge.
Shall I not punish for these things? saith HaShem; shall not My soul be avenged on such a nation as this?
An appalling and horrible thing is come to pass in the land:
The prophets prophesy in the service of falsehood, and the priests bear rule at their beck; and My people love to have it so; what then will ye do in the end thereof?