The Lord’s Case against Israel
1Hear the word of the Lord, O people of Israel!
The Lord has brought charges against you, saying:
“There is no faithfulness, no kindness,
no knowledge of God in your land.
2You make vows and break them;
you kill and steal and commit adultery.
There is violence everywhere—
one murder after another.
3That is why your land is in mourning,
and everyone is wasting away.
Even the wild animals, the birds of the sky,
and the fish of the sea are disappearing.