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And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.
None sueth in righteousness, and none pleadeth in truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.
that justify the wicked for a bribe, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!
Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and to the writers that write perverseness;
How long will ye judge unjustly, And respect the persons of the wicked? Selah
And moreover I saw under the sun, in the place of justice, that wickedness was there; and in the place of righteousness, that wickedness was there.
As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and waxed rich.
Ye who turn justice to wormwood, and cast down righteousness to the earth,
Hear this, I pray you, ye heads of the house of Jacob, and rulers of the house of Israel, that abhor justice, and pervert all equity.
Their hands are upon that which is evil to do it diligently; the prince asketh, and the judge is ready for a reward; and the great man, he uttereth the evil desire of his soul: thus they weave it together.
Therefore the law is slacked, and justice doth never go forth; for the wicked doth compass about the righteous; therefore justice goeth forth perverted.
Woe to her that is rebellious and polluted! to the oppressing city!