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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 called upon justice, and none judged in truth: trusting in vanity and speaking evil, they conceived labor and brought forth vanity.
Justifying the unjust on account of a gift, and they will take away the justice of the just from him.
Wo to those decreeing not decrees, and they wrote writings of labor;
How long will ye judge wickedness, and ye will lift up the faces of the unjust? Silence.
And yet I saw under the sun the place of judgment, there the unjust one; and the place of the just one, there the unjust one.
As a cane full of birds, so their houses full of deceit: for this they were magnified and they will be rich.
Turning judgment to wormwood and they put down justice in the earth.
Hear now this, ye heads of the house of Jacob, and judges of the house of Israel abhorring judgment, and they will pervert all uprightness.
For doing evil with the hands to do well, the chief asking, and the judge, for peace; and the great one, he spake the mischief of his soul: and they will entangle it
For this, the law will be slack, and judgment will not go forth forever: for the unjust surrounds the just; for this perverted judgment will go forth.
Wo! to the wonderful and oppressing city being redeemed.