·Horses do not [L Can horses…?] run on rocks, and ·people do not [L can people…?] plow ·rocks [or the sea] with oxen. But you have changed ·fairness [justice] into poison; you have changed ·what is right [L the fruit of righteousness] into ·a bitter taste [L wormwood; 5:7].
Do you hold a horse race in a field of rocks? Do you plow the sea with oxen? You’d cripple the horses and drown the oxen. And yet you’ve made a shambles of justice, a bloated corpse of righteousness, Bragging of your trivial pursuits, beating up on the weak and crowing, “Look what I’ve done!”
Do horses gallop over big boulders? Does a person plow such rocks with a team of oxen? But you have somehow managed to make justice poisonous and turned the sweet fruits of righteousness into bitterness—
Whether horses may run in stones, either it may be eared with wild oxen? For ye turned doom into bitterness, and the fruit of rightwiseness into wormwood. (Can horses run on stones, or can the sea be plowed with oxen? For ye turned justice into bitterness, and the fruit of righteousness into wormwood.)
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