It is me – I stir him up and commission him; 1 I will make all his ways level. He will rebuild my city; he will send my exiled people home, but not for a price or a bribe,” says the Lord who commands armies.
The one who lives 1 uprightly 2 and speaks honestly; the one who refuses to profit from oppressive measures and rejects a bribe; 3 the one who does not plot violent crimes 4 and does not seek to harm others 5 –
Her 1 leaders take bribes when they decide legal cases, 2 her priests proclaim rulings for profit, and her prophets read omens for pay. Yet they claim to trust 3 the Lord and say, “The Lord is among us. 4 Disaster will not overtake 5 us!”