22:12 They take bribes within you to shed blood. You engage in usury and charge interest; 1 you extort money from your neighbors. You have forgotten me, 2 declares the sovereign Lord. 3
22:27 Her officials are like wolves in her midst rending their prey – shedding blood and destroying lives – so they can get dishonest profit. 22:28 Her prophets coat their messages with whitewash. 6 They see false visions and announce lying omens for them, saying, ‘This is what the sovereign Lord says,’ when the Lord has not spoken. 22:29 The people of the land have practiced extortion and committed robbery. They have wronged the poor and needy; they have oppressed the foreigner who lives among them and denied them justice. 7
3 tn The second person verb forms are feminine singular in Hebrew, indicating that the personified city is addressed here as representing its citizens.
5 tn Heb “the blood which was in you.”
7 tn Heb “and the foreigner they have oppressed without justice.”