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The Holy Scriptures (Jubilee Bible 2000)
Woe unto those that devise iniquity and fabricate evil upon their beds! when the morning is light, they put it into effect because they have power in their hands.
And they coveted fields and stole them, and houses and took them away; so they oppressed the man and his house, even the man and his heritage.
Therefore thus hath the LORD said; Behold, I devise an evil against this family, from which ye shall not remove your necks; neither shall ye walk haughtily; for the time shall be evil.
In that time shall one take up a saying against you and lament with a doleful lamentation and say, We have been utterly destroyed; he has changed the portion of my people; how has he taken our fields! He has given and divided our fields unto others.
Therefore thou shalt have no one to cast a cord by lot in the congregation of the LORD.
6Do not prophesy, they say to those that prophesy: Do not prophesy unto them that they are to understand shame.
7O thou that calls thyself the house of Jacob, is the spirit of the LORD shortened? are these his doings? do not my words do good to him that walks uprightly?
8He who yesterday was my people is risen up as an enemy; ye pull off the robe with the garment from those that pass by as those who return from war.
9Ye have cast the women of my people out from their pleasant houses; from their children ye have taken away my continual praise.
10Arise and depart, for this is not your rest because it is polluted; it has become corrupted and with a great corruption.
11If there is one walking in the spirit of falsehood, he shall lie, saying, I will prophesy unto thee of wine and of strong drink; he shall even be the prophet of this people.
12I will surely assemble, O Jacob, all of thee; I will surely gather the remnant of Israel; I will put them together as the sheep of Bozrah as the flock in the midst of their fold; they shall make great noise by reason of the multitude of men.
13The breaker shall go up before them; they shall break through and pass through the gate and go out by it; and their king shall pass before them, the LORD at the head of them.