For the wealthy of the city are full of violence, and its residents speak lies; their tongues are deceitful in their mouths.
Cross ReferencesPsalm 35:20
For they do not speak peace, but devise deceitful schemes against those who live quietly in the land.
Your rulers are rebels, friends of thieves. They all love bribes and chasing after rewards. They do not defend the fatherless, and the plea of the widow never comes before them.
For Jerusalem has stumbled and Judah has fallen because they spoke and acted against the LORD, defying His glorious presence.
For the vineyard of the LORD of Hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah are the plant of his delight. He looked for justice but saw injustice; for righteousness, but heard a cry of distress.
If only I had a traveler's lodge in the wilderness, I would abandon my people and depart from them, for they are all adulterers, a crowd of faithless people.
Each one betrays his friend; no one tells the truth. They have taught their tongues to lie; they wear themselves out committing iniquity.
Their tongues are deadly arrows; they speak deception. With his mouth a man speaks peace to his neighbor, but in his heart he sets a trap for him.
Woe to them, for they have strayed from Me! Destruction to them, for they have rebelled against Me! Though I would redeem them, they speak lies against Me.
This is what the LORD says: "For three transgressions of Judah, even four, I will not revoke My judgment, because they have rejected the law of the LORD and have not kept His statutes; they have been led astray by the lies in which their forefathers walked.
You dismiss the day of calamity and bring near a reign of violence.
You lie on beds inlaid with ivory, and lounge upon your couches; You dine on lambs from the flock and calves from the stall.
Woe to those who devise iniquity and plot evil on their beds! At morning's light they accomplish it because the power is in their hands.
They covet fields and seize them, and they take away houses. They deprive a man of his home, a fellow man of his inheritance.
Chapter Outline1. God's punishment for ingratitude;
6. for ignorance,
10. for injustice;
16. and for idolatry.
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