Then said I, Hear, I pray you, ye heads of Jacob, and ye judges of the house of Israel, - Is it not yours to know justice?
God, hath taken his place in the august assembly, In the midst of the gods, will he judge.
Hear the word of Yahweh, ye rulers of Sodom, - Give ear to the instruction of our God, ye people of Gomorrah: -
Set forth for you - men wise and discerning, and known to your tribes, - that I may appoint them to be heads over you.
Judges and officers, shalt thou appoint thee in all thy gates, which Yahweh thy God is giving unto thee, by thy tribes, - and they shall judge the people, with righteous judgment,
And he stationed judges in the land, throughout all the fortified cities of Judah, city by city;
Are all the workers of iniquity, without knowledge? devouring my people as they devour food! Upon Yahweh, have they not called.
And, I, said, - Only, poor people, are they, - They act foolishly, For they know not the way of Yahweh, the justice of their God!
Hear ye and give ear, be not haughty, - For Yahweh, hath spoken.
and say - Hear thou the word of Yahweh O king of Judah who sittest upon the throne of David, - thou, and thy servants and thy people who enter in at these gates,
Hear ye this - O priests, and attend, O house of Israel, and ye, House of the King, give ear, for, to you, pertaineth the sentence, - for, a snare, have ye been to Mizpah, and a net spread on Tabor.
Hear ye this word, ye heifers of Bashan, that are in the mountain of Samaria, who oppress the poor, who crush the needy, - who say to their lords, Bring in, and let us drink!
Hear this, I pray you, ye heads of the house of Jacob, and ye judges of the house of Israel, - who abhor justice, and, all right, do pervert: