Oppressors Judged
1Woe to those who dream up wickedness
and prepare evil plans # Ps 36:4; Is 32:7; Nah 1:11 on their beds!
At morning light # Hs 7:6-7 they accomplish it
because the power is in their hands. # Gn 31:29; Dt 28:32; Pr 3:27
2They covet fields # Jr 22:17; Am 8:4 and seize them; # Is 5:8
they also take houses.
They deprive a man of his home, # 1Kg 21:1-15
a person of his inheritance. # Ex 20:17; Is 5:8
3Therefore, the Lord says:
I am now planning # Dt 28:48; Jr 18:11 a disaster
against this nation; # Jr 8:3; Am 3:1-2
you cannot free your necks from it. # Lm 1:14; 5:5
Then you will not walk so proudly # Is 2:11-12
because it will be an evil time. # Am 5:13
4In that day one will take up # Hab 2:6 a taunt against you,
and lament mournfully, # Jr 9:10,17-21; Mc 1:8 saying,
“We are totally ruined! # Is 6:11; 24:3; Jr 4:13
He measures out the allotted land of my people.
How He removes it from me!
He allots our fields # Jr 6:12; 8:10 to traitors.”
5Therefore, there will be no one
in the assembly of the Lord
to divide the land by casting lots. # Lit Lord stretching the measuring line by lot # Nm 34:13,16-29; Jos 18:4,10
God’s Word Rejected
6“Quit your preaching,” # Is 30:10; Am 2:12; 7:16 they # = the prophets preach.
“They should not preach these things; # Is 29:10; Mc 3:6
shame will not overtake us.” # Text emended; MT reads things. Shame will not depart. # Mc 6:16
7House of Jacob, should it be asked,
“Is the Spirit of the Lord impatient? # Is 50:2; 59:1
Are these the things He does? ”
Don’t My words bring good # Ps 119:65,68,116; Jr 15:16
to the one who walks uprightly? # Ps 15:2; 84:11
8But recently My people have risen up
like an enemy: # Jr 12:8
You strip off the splendid robe # Mc 3:2-3; 7:2-3
from those who are passing through confidently, # Ps 120:6-7
like those returning from war.
9You force # Jr 10:20 the women of My people
out of their comfortable homes,
and you take My blessing # Perhaps the land # Ezk 39:21; Hab 2:14
from their children forever.
10Get up and leave,
for this is not your place of rest, # Dt 3:19-20; 12:8-10
because defilement # Ps 106:38 brings destruction —
a grievous destruction! # Lv 18:25-28
11If a man of wind # Or spirit comes
and invents lies: # Jr 5:13,31
“I will preach to you about wine and beer,” # Is 28:7
he would be just the preacher for this people! # Is 30:10-11
The Remnant Regathered
12I will indeed gather # Mc 4:6-7 all of you, Jacob;
I will collect the remnant of Israel. # 2Kg 19:31; Mc 5:7-8; 7:18
I will bring them together like sheep in a pen,
like a flock in the middle of its fold.
It will be noisy with people. # Jr 23:3; Ezk 36:35-38
13One who breaks open the way
will advance before them;
they will break out, pass through the gate,
and leave by it.
Their King will pass through before them,
the Lord as their leader.