What will happen to those who hurt the poor.
HaShem's judgment against oppression.
2:1 Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil upon their beds! when the morning is light, they practise it, because it is in the power of their hand.
2:2 And they covet fields, and take [them] by violence; and batim, and take [them] away: so they oppress a man and his Beit, even a man and his heritage.
2:3 Therefore thus saith YHWH (יהוה);
hinnei, against this family do I devise an evil, from which ye shall not remove your necks; neither shall ye go haughtily: for this time [is] evil.
2:4 In that day shall [one] take up a parable against you, and lament with a bitter lamentation, [and] say, We be utterly spoiled: he hath changed the portion of my people: how hath he removed [it] from me! turning away he hath divided our fields.
2:5 Therefore thou shalt have none that shall cast a cord by lot in the congregation of YHWH (יהוה).
2:6 Prophesy ye not, [say they to them that] prophesy: they shall not prophesy to them, [that] they shall not take shame.
2:7 O [thou that art] named the Beit Yaakov, is the spirit of YHWH (יהוה) straitened? [are] these his doings? do not my words do good to him that walketh yashar (uprightly)?
2:8 Even of late My people is risen up as an enemy: ye pull off the robe with the garment from them that pass by securely as men averse from war.
2:9 The women of My people have ye cast out from their pleasant batim; from their children have ye taken away my glory for ever.
2:10 Arise ye, and depart; for this [is] not [your] rest: because it is polluted, it shall destroy [you], even with a sore destruction.
2:11 If a man walking in the spirit and falsehood do lie, [saying], I will prophesy unto thee of wine and of strong drink; he shall even be the prophet of this people.
2:12 I will surely assemble, O Yaakov, all of thee; I will surely gather the remnant of Yisrael; I will put them together as the sheep of Bozrah, as the flock in the midst of their fold: they shall make great noise by reason of [the multitude of] men.
2:13 The breaker is come up before them: they have broken up, and have passed through the gate, and are gone out by it: and their king shall pass before them, and YHWH (יהוה) on the head of them.