Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write misfortune which they have prescribed;
That they may do evil with both hands earnestly, the prince asks, and the judge asks for a bribe; and the great man, he utters his evil desire: so they weave it together.
Your princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: everyone loves bribes, and follows after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, neither does the cause of the widow come before them.
Her princes in her midst are like wolves tearing the prey, to shed blood, and to destroy souls, to get dishonest gain.
As a roaring lion, and a charging bear; so is a wicked ruler over the poor people.
The LORD will enter into judgment with the elders of his people, and its princes: For you have eaten up the vineyard; the plunder of the poor is in your houses.