They hate the one who convicts the guilty
at the city gate
and despise the one who speaks with integrity.
Don’t rebuke a mocker, or he will hate you;
rebuke a wise man, and he will love you.
Bloodthirsty men hate an honest person,
but the upright care about him.
An unjust man is detestable to the righteous,
and one whose way is upright
is detestable to the wicked.
Evil brings death to the wicked,
and those who hate the righteous will be punished.
Ephraim’s watchman is with my God.
The prophet encounters a fowler’s snare
on all his ways.
Hostility is in the house of his God!
The days of punishment have come;
the days of retribution have come.
Let Israel recognize it!
The prophet is a fool,
and the inspired man is insane,
because of the magnitude
of your guilt and hostility.