1 Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil upon their beds! when the morning is light, they practice it, because it is in the power of their hand. 2 And they covet fields, and take them by violence; and houses, and take them away: so they oppress a man and his house, even a man and his heritage.
3 Therefore thus says the LORD; Behold, against this family do I devise a disaster, from which you shall not remove your necks; neither shall you walk haughtily: for this time is evil. 4 In that day shall one take up a parable against you, and lament with a doleful lamentation, and say, We are utterly ruined: he has changed the portion of my people: how he has removed it from me! turning away he has divided our fields. 5 Therefore you shall have none that shall determine boundaries by lot in the congregation of the LORD.
6 Prophesy not, they say to them that prophesy: they shall not prophesy to them, that they shall not be shamed. 7 O you that are named the house of Jacob : Is the spirit of the LORD restricted? are these his doings? do not my words do good to him that walks uprightly? 8 Even of late my people have risen up as an enemy: you pull off the robe with the garment from them that pass by trustingly, as men returning from war. 9 The women of my people have you cast out from their pleasant houses; from their children have you taken away my glory forever. 10 Arise, and depart; for this is not your rest: because it is defiled, it shall destroy you, even with utter destruction. 11 If a man walking in the spirit of falsehood does lie, saying, I will prophesy unto you of wine and of strong drink; he shall even be the prophet of this people.
12 I will surely assemble, O Jacob, all of you; I will surely gather the remnant of Israel; I will put them together as sheep in a fold, as the flock in the midst of their pasture: they shall make a loud noise because of the multitude of men. 13 He who breaks open has come up before them: they have broken out, and have passed through the gate, and have gone out by it: and their king shall pass before them, the LORD at their head.