Yahweh will enter into judgment with the elders of his people, and their leaders: "It is you who have eaten up the vineyard. The spoil of the poor is in your houses.
Don't enter into judgment with your servant, for in your sight no man living is righteous.
There are people who remove the landmarks. They violently take away flocks, and feed them.
There are those who pluck the fatherless from the breast, and take a pledge of the poor,
Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge, who eat up my people as they eat bread, and don't call on Yahweh?
the mighty man, the man of war, the judge, the prophet, the diviner, the elder,
For the vineyard of Yahweh of Armies is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant plant: and he looked for justice, but, behold, oppression; for righteousness, but, behold, a cry of distress.
As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit. Therefore they have become great, and grew rich.
Listen to this word, you cows of Bashan, who are on the mountain of Samaria, who oppress the poor, who crush the needy, who tell their husbands, "Bring us drinks!"
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.
Are there yet treasures of wickedness in the house of the wicked, and a short ephah that is accursed?
"Hear another parable. There was a man who was a master of a household, who planted a vineyard, set a hedge about it, dug a winepress in it, built a tower, leased it out to farmers, and went into another country.
But you have dishonored the poor man. Don't the rich oppress you, and personally drag you before the courts?