New Living Translation
"My people have forgotten how to do right," says the LORD. "Their fortresses are filled with wealth taken by theft and violence.
King James Bible
For they know not to do right, saith the LORD, who store up violence and robbery in their palaces.
Darby Bible Translation
and they know not to do right, saith Jehovah, who store up violence and plunder in their palaces.
World English Bible
"Indeed they don't know to do right," says Yahweh, "Who hoard plunder and loot in their palaces."
Young's Literal Translation
And they have not known to act straightforwardly, An affirmation of Jehovah, Who are treasuring up violence and spoil in their palaces.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:10 Store up - As men lay up wealth in their treasures, perverting judgment, first condemning the innocent, next seizing all his substance.
LibraryWhether by the Divine Revelation a Prophet Knows all that Can be Known Prophetically?
Objection 1: It would seem that by the Divine revelation a prophet knows all that can be known prophetically. For it is written (Amos 3:7): "The Lord God doth nothing without revealing His secret to His servants the prophets." Now whatever is revealed prophetically is something done by God. Therefore there is not one of them but what is revealed to the prophet. Objection 2: Further, "God's works are perfect" (Dt. 32:4). Now prophecy is a "Divine revelation," as stated above (A). Therefore …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
Whether a Good Life is Requisite for Prophecy?
Whether the Supreme Good, God, is the Cause of Evil?
The Carcass and the Eagles
Will those who do evil never learn? They eat up my people like bread and wouldn't think of praying to the LORD.
"My people are foolish and do not know me," says the LORD. "They are stupid children who have no understanding. They are clever enough at doing wrong, but they have no idea how to do right!"
"Have you seen this, son of man?" he asked. "Is it nothing to the people of Judah that they commit these detestable sins, leading the whole nation into violence, thumbing their noses at me, and provoking my anger?
He is a merciful creditor, not keeping the items given as security by poor debtors. He does not rob the poor but instead gives food to the hungry and provides clothes for the needy.
Even common people oppress the poor, rob the needy, and deprive foreigners of justice.
You twist justice, making it a bitter pill for the oppressed. You treat the righteous like dirt.
You push away every thought of coming disaster, but your actions only bring the day of judgment closer.
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