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None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.
When he saw that there was no mighty man, Then was he astonished that there was none to interpose, - So his own arm brought him salvation, And his own righteousness, the same, upheld him;
Run ye to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, And see I pray you and know and seek out in the broad places thereof, Whether ye can find, a man, Whether there is one Doing justice Demanding fidelity, - That I may pardon her.
The people of the land have exacted oppression, and seized plunder,- Even the afflicted and the needy, have they maltreated, And the sojourner have they oppressed without justice.
Perished is the man of lovingkindness out of the earth, and, upright among men, is there none, - they all, for bloodshed, lie in wait. Every man - for his brother, do they hunt as for one devoted to destruction.
Therefore - Thus, saith the Holy One of Israel, Because ye have rejected this word, - And have trusted in oppression and perverseness, And have relied thereon,
Let no one trust in him that - by vanity - is deceived, for, vanity, shall be his recompense;
Do not trust in extortion, Nor, with robbery, become vain, As for wealth, when it beareth fruit, Do not set thereon your heart.
Do not, on your part trust in false words, saying, - The temple of Yahweh The temple of Yahweh, The temple of Yahweh they are!
For, your hands, are defiled with blood, And, your fingers, with iniquity, - Your lips, have spoken falsehood, and Your tongue, muttereth, perversity.
Surely, from his elevation, they have taken counsel to thrust him down, They accept falsehood, - With his mouth, they each of them bless, But, inwardly, they revile. Selah.
Transgressing, and denying Yahweh, And turning away from following our God, - Speaking oppression and revolt, Conceiving, and muttering from the heart, words of falsehood.
Conceiving mischief, and bringing forth iniquity, yea, their inmost soul, prepareth deceit.
But, for himself, hath he made ready the weapons so deadly, His arrows, he, so fiery, would make:
For they sleep not, unless they can do mischief, - They rob themselves of their sleep, if they cannot cause someone to stumble,
Alas for them who devise iniquity and work wickedness upon their beds, - in the light of the morning, they will execute it, for it is in the power of their hand.
Then, the coveting, having conceived, giveth birth to sin, and, the sin, when full-grown, bringeth forth death.
Lo! he gendereth trouble, and conceiveth mischief, but giveth birth to a disappointment:
For, violence, their heart muttereth, and, mischief, their lips do speak.
So then there hath been a driving back of justice, And righteousness, afar off, standeth, - For truth, hath stumbled in the broad-way, And, right, cannot enter;
Then said he unto me, Son of man, These, are the men who are devising iniquity, and who are counselling wicked counsel in this city;
Moreover, the Jews also were joining in the attack, saying that, these things, were, so.