So I said: "Woe is me, for I am undone! because I am a man
of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean
lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts."
For if I preach the gospel, I have nothing to boast of, for
necessity is laid upon me;yes, woe is me if I do not
The look on their countenance witnesses against them, and
they declare their sin as Sodom; they do not hide it. Woe
to their soul! For they have brought evil upon themselves.
Say to the
righteous that it shall be well with them, for they
shall eat the fruit of their doings.
the wicked! It shall be ill with him, for the rewards of
his hands shall be given him.
Woe to him who strives with his Maker! Let the potsherd
strive withthe potsherds of the earth!
Shall the clay say to
forms it, what
are you making?
Or shall your
handiwork say, He has no hands?
Woe to the rebellious children, says the Lord, "Who take
not of Me, and who devise plans, but
my Spirit, that they may add
sin to sin."
Woe to those who go down to Egipt for help, and
horses, who trust
in chariots because they are many, and
in horsemen because they are very
Woe to those who rise early in the morning, that they may
follow intoxicating drink; who continue until night, till wine
Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put
darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter
for sweet, and sweet for
bitter! Woe to those
wise in their own eyes,
in their own sight!
But woe to you who are rich, for you have received
consolation. Woe to you
who are full, for you shall hunger.
Woe to you who laugh now for you shall mourn and weep.
Woe to you
when all men
speak well of you, for so
their fathers to the false prophets.
Woe to those who devise iniquity, and work out evil
At morning light they practice it, because it
is in the power of their hand.
Woe to those who decree unrighteous decrees, who write
misfortune, which they have prescribed. To rob the needy of
justice, and to take what is right from the poor of my people.
Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of
my pasture! says the Lord.
Woe to the shepherds of Israel who feed themselves! Should
not the shepherds feed the flock?
The weak you
have not strengthened, nor have you healed
those who were sick, nor bound up the broken, nor brought
back what was driven
away, nor sought what was lost; but
with force and cruelty you have ruled
Woe to the world because of offenses! For offenses must
come, but woe to that man by whom the offense comes!
Woe to you, scribes and pharisees, hypocrites! For you pay
tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have neglected
weightier matters of the law: justice, and mercy, and faith.
These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone.
you, scribes and pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like
whitewashed tombs which indeed appear beautiful outwardly,
but inside are full of dead men's bones and all
Even so you
also outwardly appear righteous to men, but inside
you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.
. . . Alas, Alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! For in
one hour your judgement has come.
Oh, that you had heeded
My commandments! Then your
peace would have been like a river, and your righteousness
like the waves of the