1Oy to them who scheme wickedness, who work out evil upon their beds! In the light of the morning, they do it, for the power is in their hands.
2They covet fields, so they seize them, or houses, and take them away. So they oppress a man and his house— a man and his inheritance.
3Therefore, thus said Adonai: “Behold, I am scheming a calamity against this family from which you cannot remove your necks. Then you will not walk haughtily, for it will be a time of distress.”
4In that day He will lift up a parable for you, and there will be wailing lamentation, saying: “We have been utterly ruined! He changes the portion of my people. How He removes it from me! To the faithless He apportions our fields!”
5Therefore you will have no one casting for territory by lot in the congregation of Adonai.
6“Do not prophesy,” they prophesy. Unless they prophesy about such things, He will not turn back reproaches.”
7Is it said, “O house of Jacob, is the Ruach Adonai short of patience? Are these His deeds?” “Do not My words deal well with one who walks uprightly?”
8But recently My people arose as an enemy. You strip off the outer robe of a garment from those passing through confidently— those returning from war.
9The wives of My people you cast out from their exquisite houses. From her young children you take away My splendor, forever.
10Arise and go! For this is not the resting place, because of uncleanness that destroys— a grievous destruction.
11If a man walking in a spirit of falsehood speaks lies—“I will prophesy for you of wine and strong drink”—then he would be a spokesman of this people.
12“I will surely gather Jacob—all of you! I will surely gather the remnant of Israel. I will put them together like sheep in a pen, like a flock within its pasture. They will be noisy with people.
13One breaking through will go up before them. They will break through, pass through the gate and go out by it. Their King will pass through before them —Adonai at their head!”