Your iniquities have turned away these things
, and your sins have withholden good things
For among my people are found wicked men
: they lay wait, as he that setteth snares; they set a trap, they catch men.
As a cage is full of birds, so are
their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and waxen rich.
They are waxen fat, they shine: yea, they overpass the deeds of the wicked: they judge not the cause, the cause of the fatherless, yet they prosper; and the right of the needy do they not judge.
Shall I not visit for these things
? saith the LORD: shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?