That is how 1 they have grown fat and sleek. 2 There is no limit to the evil things they do. 3 They do not plead the cause of the fatherless in such a way as to win it. They do not defend the rights of the poor.
He said to the people of Judah: 1 “Let’s build these cities and fortify them with walls, towers, and barred gates. 2 The land remains ours because we have followed 3 the Lord our God and he has made us secure on all sides.” 4 So they built the cities 5 and prospered.