For the sins of the rich oppressing the poor, of false prophets flattering for lucre, and of judges perverting justice, Jerusalem and the temple shall be destroyed.
 And I said: Hear, O ye princes of Jacob, and ye chiefs of the house of Israel: Is it not your part to know judgment,
Et dixi : Audite, princeps Jacob, et duces domus Israel : numquid non vestrum est scire judicium,
 You that hate good, and love evil: that violently pluck off their skins from them, and their flesh from their bones?
qui odio habetis bonum, et diligitis malum; qui violenter tollitis pelles eorum desuper eis, et carnem eorum desuper ossibus eorum;
 Who have eaten the flesh of my people, and have flayed their skin from off them: and have broken, and chopped their bones as for the kettle, and as flesh in the midst of the pot.
qui comederunt carnem populi mei, et pellem eorum desuper excoriaverunt, et ossa eorum confregerunt, et conciderunt sicut in lebete, et quasi carnem in medio ollae?
 Then shall they cry to the Lord, and he will not hear them: and he will hide his face from them at that time, as they have behaved wickedly in their devices.
Tunc clamabunt ad Dominum, et non exaudiet eos, et abscondet faciem suam ab eis in tempore illo, sicut nequiter egerunt in adinventionibus suis.
 Thus saith the Lord concerning the prophets that make my people err: that bite with their teeth, and preach peace: and if a man give not something into their mouth, they prepare war against him.
Haec dicit Dominus super prophetas, qui seducunt populum meum : qui mordent dentibus suis, et praedicant pacem; et si quis non dederit in ore eorum quippiam, sanctificant super eum praelium.
 Therefore night shall be to you instead of vision, and darkness to you instead of divination; and the sun shall go down upon the prophets, and the day shall be darkened over them.
Propterea nox vobis pro visione erit, et tenebrae vobis pro divinatione; et occumbet sol super prophetas, et obtenebrabitur super eos dies.
 And they shall be confounded that see visions, and the diviners shall be confounded: and they shall all cover their faces, because there is no answer of God.
Et confundentur qui vident visiones, et confundentur divini; et operient omnes vultos suos, quia non est responsum Dei.
 But yet I am filled with the strength of the spirit of the Lord, with judgment, and power: to declare unto Jacob his wickedness, and to Israel his sin.
Verumtamen ego repletus sum fortitudine spiritus Domini, judicio, et virtute, ut annuntiem Jacob scelus suum, et Israel peccatum suum.
 Hear this, ye princes of the house of Jacob, and ye judges of the house of Israel: you that abhor judgment, and pervert all that is right.
Audite hoc, principes domus Jacob, et judices domus Israel, qui abominamini judicium, et omnia recta pervertitis :
 You that build up Sion with blood, and Jerusalem with iniquity.
qui aedificatis Sion in sanguinibus, et Jerusalem in iniquitate.
 Her princes have judged for bribes, and her priests have taught for hire, and her prophets divined for money: and they leaned upon the Lord, saying: Is not the Lord in the midst of us? no evil shall come upon us.
Principes ejus in muneribus judicabant, et sacerdotes ejus in mercede docebant, et prophetae ejus in pecunia divinabant : et super Dominum requiescebant, dicentes : Numquid non Dominus in medio nostrum? non venient super nos mala.
 Therefore, because of you, Sion shall be ploughed as a field, and Jerusalem shall be as a heap of stones, and the mountain of the temple as the high places of the forests.
Propter hoc, causa vestri, Sion quasi ager arabitur, et Jerusalem quasi acervus lapidum erit, et mons templi in excelsa silvarum.