Human Plans and Godís Plans
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
houses, and take them away: so they oppress a man and his
house, even a man and his heritage.
2:3 Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, 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
2:4 In that day shall one take up a parable against you,
and lament with a doleful 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
2:5 Therefore thou shalt have none that shall cast a cord
by lot in the congregation of the LORD.
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 house of Jacob, is the spirit
of the LORD straitened? are these his doings? do not my
words do good to him that walketh 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 houses; 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
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 Jacob, all of thee; I will
surely gather the remnant of Israel; 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 the LORD on
the head of them.