2 Woe to those who plan iniquity,
At morning’s light they carry it out
because it is in their power to do it.
and houses, and take them.
They defraudw people of their homes,
they rob them of their inheritance.x
“I am planning disastery against this people,
from which you cannot save yourselves.
You will no longer walk proudly,z
for it will be a time of calamity.
they will taunt you with this mournful song:
‘We are utterly ruined;a
my people’s possession is divided up.b
He takes it from me!
He assigns our fields to traitors.’ ”
6 “Do not prophesy,” their prophets say.
“Do not prophesy about these things;
“Does the Lord becomea impatient?
Does he do such things?”
“Do not my words do goodg
to the one whose ways are upright?h
like an enemy.
You strip off the rich robe
from those who pass by without a care,
like men returning from battle.
from their pleasant homes.i
You take away my blessing
from their children forever.
For this is not your resting place,j
because it is defiled,k
it is ruined, beyond all remedy.
11 If a liar and deceiverl comes and says,
‘I will prophesy for you plenty of wine and beer,’m
that would be just the prophet for this people!n
12 “I will surely gather all of you, Jacob;
I will surely bring together the remnanto of Israel.
I will bring them together like sheep in a pen,
like a flock in its pasture;
the place will throng with people.p
13 The One who breaks open the way will go up beforeq them;
they will break through the gater and go out.
Their King will pass through before them,
the Lord at their head.”
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