1 Then I said, 'Kindly listen, you leaders of the House of Jacob, you princes of the House of Israel. Surely you are the ones who ought to know what is right,
Hos 5:1 Isa 1:10 Jer 5:4-5 Ps 82:1-5 1Cor 6:5 2Chr 19:5-10 Amos 4:1
2 and yet you hate what is good and love what is evil, skinning people alive, pulling the flesh off their bones,
Ezek 22:27 Ps 53:4 1Kgs 21:20 1Kgs 22:6-8 2Chr 19:2 Ezek 34:3 Isa 3:15
3 eating my people's flesh, stripping off their skin, breaking up their bones, chopping them up small like flesh for the pot, like meat in the stew-pan?'
Ps 14:4 Ezek 11:3 Ezek 11:6-7 Zeph 3:3
4 Then they will call to Yahweh, but he will not answer them. When the time comes he will hide his face from them because of the crimes they have committed.
Isa 1:15 Prov 1:28 Ps 18:41 Ezek 8:18 Isa 3:11 Matt 7:22 Deut 31:17-18
5 Yahweh says this against the prophets who lead my people astray: So long as they have something to eat they cry 'Peace'. But on anyone who puts nothing into their mouths they declare war.
Jer 6:14 Jer 14:14-15 Isa 9:15-16 Jer 23:32 Jer 28:15-17 Ezek 13:10-16 Ezek 13:18-19
6 And so, for you, night will be without vision and for you the darkness without divination. The sun will set for the prophets, the daylight will go black above them.
Isa 8:20-22 Amos 8:9-10 Isa 29:10 Isa 59:10 Ezek 13:22-23 Jer 13:16 Jer 15:9
7 Then the seers will be covered with shame, the diviners with confusion; they will all put their hands over their mouths because there is no answer from God.
Isa 44:25 Zech 13:4 1Sam 28:6 Amos 8:11 Ezek 24:17 Ezek 24:22 Isa 47:12-14
8 Not so with me, I am full of strength (full of Yahweh's spirit), of the sense of right, of energy to accuse Jacob of his crime and Israel of his sin.
Isa 58:1 1Cor 2:4 1Cor 2:12-13 Jer 1:18 Jer 6:11 Acts 4:8-12 Acts 4:19-20
9 Kindly listen to this, you leaders of the House of Jacob, you princes of the House of Israel, who detest justice, wresting it from its honest course,
Isa 1:23 Ps 58:1-2 Deut 27:19 Exod 3:16 Hos 5:1 Jer 5:28 Lev 26:15
10 who build Zion with blood, and Jerusalem with iniquity!
Hab 2:9-12 Ezek 22:25-28 Jer 22:13-17 John 11:50 Matt 27:25 Zeph 3:3
11 Her leaders give verdicts for presents, her priests take a fee for their rulings, her prophets divine for money and yet they rely on Yahweh! 'Isn't Yahweh among us?' they say, 'No disaster is going to overtake us.'
Isa 1:23 Jer 6:13 Isa 48:2 Jer 7:4 Mic 3:5 1Pet 5:2 1Sam 12:3-4
12 That is why, thanks to you, Zion will become ploughland, Jerusalem a heap of rubble and the Temple Mount a wooded height.
Jer 26:18 Ps 79:1 Mic 4:1-2 Matt 24:2 Mic 1:6 Ps 107:34 Acts 6:13-14