“But all these nations will someday taunt him 1 and ridicule him with proverbial sayings: 2 ‘The one who accumulates what does not belong to him is as good as dead 3 (How long will this go on?) 4 – he who gets rich by extortion!’ 5
The one who says to wood, ‘Wake up!’ is as good as dead 1 – he who says 2 to speechless stone, ‘Awake!’ Can it give reliable guidance? 3 It is overlaid with gold and silver; it has no life’s breath inside it.
before God’s decree becomes reality 1 and the day of opportunity disappears like windblown chaff, 2 before the Lord’s raging anger 3 overtakes 4 you – before the day of the Lord’s angry judgment overtakes you!
“Woe to you, experts in the law 1 and you Pharisees, hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs that look beautiful on the outside but inside are full of the bones of the dead and of everything unclean. 2
The Son of Man will go as it is written about him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would be better for him if he had never been born.”
For the Son of Man will go as it is written about him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would be better for him if he had never been born.”
“But woe to you Pharisees! 1 You give a tenth 2 of your mint, 3 rue, 4 and every herb, yet you neglect justice 5 and love for God! But you should have done these things without neglecting the others. 6
But Jesus 1 replied, 2 “Woe to you experts in religious law as well! 3 You load people 4 down with burdens difficult to bear, yet you yourselves refuse to touch 5 the burdens with even one of your fingers!
Therefore the Lord, the God of Israel, says, ‘I really did say 1 that your house and your ancestor’s house would serve 2 me forever.’ But now the Lord says, ‘May it never be! 3 For I will honor those who honor me, but those who despise me will be cursed!
“Now, my lord, as surely as the Lord lives and as surely as you live, it is the Lord who has kept you from shedding blood and taking matters into your own hands. Now may your enemies and those who seek to harm my lord be like Nabal.
and say ‘This is what the sovereign Lord says: Woe to those who sew bands 1 on all their wrists 2 and make headbands 3 for heads of every size to entrap people’s lives! 4 Will you entrap my people’s lives, yet preserve your own lives?
When their close relatives, the ones who will burn the corpses, 1 pick up their bodies to remove the bones from the house, they will say to anyone who is in the inner rooms of the house, “Is anyone else with you?” He will respond, “Be quiet! Don’t invoke the Lord’s name!” 2
Edom 1 says, “Though we are devastated, we will once again build the ruined places.” So the Lord who rules over all 2 responds, “They indeed may build, but I will overthrow. They will be known as 3 the land of evil, the people with whom the Lord is permanently displeased.
“Woe to you, experts in the law 1 and you Pharisees, hypocrites! You give a tenth 2 of mint, dill, and cumin, 3 yet you neglect what is more important in the law – justice, mercy, and faithfulness! You 4 should have done these things without neglecting the others.