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You take over lovely homes
that belong to the women
    of my nation.
Then you cheat their children
out of the inheritance
    that comes from the Lord.[a]

10 Get out of here, you crooks!
    You’ll find no rest here.
You’re not fit to belong
to the Lord’s people,
    and you will be destroyed.[b]
11 The only prophet you want
is a liar who will say,
    “Drink and get drunk!”

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Footnotes

  1. 2.9 inheritance. . . Lord: The Hebrew text has “my glory,” which refers to the inheritance of land that the Lord had promised his people.
  2. 2.10 destroyed: One possible meaning for the difficult Hebrew text.