I will go for myself to the great ones, and I will speak to them; for they knew the way of Jehovah, the judgment of their God: surely they together broke the yoke and tore away the bonds.
For from of old I broke thy yoke, I burst thy bonds; and thou wilt say, I will not serve; for upon every high hill and under every green tree thou turnest one side, committing fornication:
The kings of the earth will place themselves, and the princes sat down together against Jehovah and against his Messiah.
For from their little even to their great, every one plundering, plundered; and from the prophet and even to the priest every one did falsehood.
Behold, the princes of Israel they were a man to his arm to pour out;blood in thee.
A conspiracy of her prophets in her midst as a roaring lion rending the prey; they consumed the soul; they will take the wealth and the precious thing; they multiplied her widows in her midst
Hear this word, ye heifers of Bashan, which are upon the mountain of Shomeron, oppressing the poor, breaking in pieces the needy, saying to their lords, Bring, and we will drink.
And saying, Hear now, ye heads of Jacob, and ye judges of the house of Israel: Is it not for you to know judgment?
Her heads will judge for a gift, and her priests will teach for hire, and her prophets will divine for silver: and they will lean upon Jehovah, saying, Is not Jehovah in the midst of us? he will not bring evil upon us.
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
Her chiefs in the midst of her are roaring lions; her judges evening wolves; they laid not up for the morning.
For the lips of the priest shall watch knowledge, and they shall seek the law from his mouth: for he is the messenger of Jehovah of armies.
And Jesus said to his disciples, Truly I say to you, That with difficulty shall a rich one come into the kingdom of the heavens.
And Jesus having seen him being sorely grieved, said, With how much difficulty shall they having possessions come into the kingdom of God!
And his citizens hated him, and sent an embassy after him, saying, We wish not this to reign over us.
Kings of the earth stood up, and rulers were gathered together upon one and the same, against the Lord, and against his Christ.
Hear, my dearly beloved brethren, Has not God chosen the beggars of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he has promised to them loving him?