"Roam to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, And look now and take note. And seek in her open squares, If you can find a man, If there is one who does justice, who seeks truth, Then I will pardon her.
"And although they say, 'As the LORD lives,' Surely they swear falsely."
O LORD, do not Your eyes [look] for truth? You have smitten them, [But] they did not weaken; You have consumed them, But they refused to take correction. They have made their faces harder than rock; They have refused to repent.
Then I said, "They are only the poor, They are foolish; For they do not know the way of the LORD [Or] the ordinance of their God.
"I will go to the great And will speak to them, For they know the way of the LORD [And] the ordinance of their God." But they too, with one accord, have broken the yoke [And] burst the bonds.
Therefore a lion from the forest will slay them, A wolf of the deserts will destroy them, A leopard is watching their cities. Everyone who goes out of them will be torn in pieces, Because their transgressions are many, Their apostasies are numerous.