“But he who slaughters an ox is the one who strikes down a man;
He who sacrifices a lamb is the one who breaks a dog’s neck;
He who offers a grain offering is the one who offers swine’s blood;
He who offers a memorial offering of frankincense is the one who blesses wickedness.
As they have chosen their own ways,
And their soul takes pleasure in their detestable things, 4
So I will choose their punishments
And will bring on them what they dread,
Because I called, but no one answered;
I spoke, but they did not listen.
And they did what was evil in My eyes
And chose that in which I did not take pleasure.” 5
Hear the word of Yahweh, you who tremble at His word:
“Your brothers who hate you, who exclude you for My name’s sake,
Have said, ‘Let Yahweh be glorified, that we may see your gladness.’
But they will be put to shame. 6
A voice of rumbling from the city, a voice from the temple,
The voice of Yahweh who is paying recompense to His enemies.