In that day God will become as a crown of decoration and as a garland of beauty to the ones remaining over of his people and as a SPIRIT OF JUSTICE to the one sitting in the judgment, and as mightiness to those turning away the battle from the gate.
When God will have washed away the excrement of the daughters of Zion and he will rinse away even the bloodshed of Jerusalem from within her by the Spirit of judgment and by the spirit of burning down.
And I will make justice the measuring line and righteousness the levelling instrument; and the hail must sweep away the refuge of a lie, and the waters themselves will flood out the very place of concealment.
Look! My servant, on whom I keep fast hold! My chosen one, whom my soul has approved! I have put my Spirit in him. Justice to the nations is what he will bring forth.
And let justice roll forth just like waters, and righteousness like a constantly flowing torrent.
And, on the other hand, I myself have become full of power, with the Spirit of God, and of justice and mightiness, in order to tell to Jacob his revolt and to Israel his sin.
Look! My servant whom I chose, my beloved, whom my soul approved! I will put my spirit upon him, and what justice is he will make clear to the nations. No bruised reed will he crush, and no smouldering flaxen wick will he extinguish, until he sends out justice with success.
But woe to you Pharisees, because you give the tenth of the mint and the rue and of every other vegetable, but you pass by the justice and the love of God! These things you were under obligation to do, but those other things not to omit.
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With the judicial sentence upon the wicked one you will certainly be filled; judicial sentence and justice will themselves take hold.
Really, will you invalidate my justice? Will you pronounce me wicked in order that you may be in the right?
He is a lover of righteousness and justice. With the loving-kindness of God the earth is filled.
Learn to do good; search for justice; set right the oppressor; render judgment for the fatherless boy; plead the cause of the widow.
And the truth proves to be missing, and anyone turning away from badness is being despoiled. And God got to see, and it was bad in his eyes that there was no justice.
Therefore you men will have night, so that there will be no vision; and darkness you will have, so as not to practice divination. And the sun will certainly set upon the prophets, and the day must get dark upon them. And the visionaries will have to be ashamed, and the diviners will certainly be disappointed. And they will have to cover over the moustache, all of them, for there is no answer from God.'
And, on the other hand, I myself have become full of power, with the spirit of God, and of justice and mightiness, in order to tell to Jacob his revolt and to Israel his sin. Hear, please, this, you head ones of the house of Jacob and you commanders of the house of Israel, the ones detesting justice and the ones who make even everything that is straight crooked; building Zion with acts of bloodshed and Jerusalem with unrighteousness.
Her own head ones judge merely for a bribe, and her own priests instruct just for a price, and her own prophets practice divination simply for money; yet upon God they keep supporting themselves, saying: "Is not God in the midst of us? There will come upon us no calamity."
How long, O God, must I cry for help, and you do not hear? How long shall I call to you for aid from violence, and you do not save? Why is it that you make me see what is hurtful, and you keep looking upon mere trouble? And why are despoiling and violence in front of me, and why does quarrelling occur, and why is strife carried? Therefore law grows numb, and justice never goes forth. Because the wicked one is surrounding the righteous one, for that reason justice goes forth crooked. See, you people, among the nations, and look on, and stare in amazement at one another. Be amazed; for there is an activity that one is carrying on in your days, which you people will not believe although it is related.
This is what God has said, 'With true justice do your judging; and carry on with one another loving-kindness and mercies; and defraud no widow or fatherless boy, no alien resident or afflicted one, and scheme out nothing bad against one another in your hearts.' But they kept refusing to pay attention, and they kept giving a stubborn shoulder, and their ears they made too unresponsive to hear. And their heart they set as an emery stone to keep from obeying the law and the words that God sent by his spirit, by means of the former prophets; so that there occurred great indignation on the part of God.
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Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because you give the tenth of the mint and the dill and the cumin, but you have disregarded the weightier matters of the Law, namely, justice and mercy and faithfulness. These things it was binding to do, yet not to disregard the other things.