A message to WALL STREET, NEW YORK, and to all those who love dishonest scales and unequal balances and to all those who have ears to hears...
It is written:
“Use honest scales and honest weights, an honest ephah and an honest hin. I am the LORD your God”
"Diverse weights are an abomination unto the LORD; and a false balance is not good."
"Unequal weights and unequal measures are both alike an abomination to the LORD."
“The LORD abhors dishonest scales”
"The end has come upon my people Israel;
I will never again pass by them.
The songs of the temple shall become wailings in that day,"
declares the Lord GOD. "So many dead bodies!""They are thrown everywhere!" "Silence!"
Hear this, you who trample on the needy
and bring the poor of the land to an end,
saying, "When will the new moon be over,
that we may sell grain?
And the Sabbath,
that we may offer wheat for sale,
that we may make the ephah small and the shekel great
and deal deceitfully with false balances,
that we may buy the poor for silver
and the needy for a pair of sandals
and sell the chaff of the wheat?"
The LORD has sworn by the pride of Jacob:"Surely I will never forget any of their deeds. Shall not the land tremble on this account,
and everyone mourn who dwells in it,
and all of it rise like the Nile,
and be tossed about and sink again, like the Nile of Egypt?"
“Shall not the land tremble for this,
and every one mourn that dwelleth therein?
and it shall rise up wholly as a flood;
and it shall be cast out and drowned,
as by the flood of Egypt.”
The voice of the LORD cries to the city—
and it is sound wisdom to fear your name:
"Hear of the rod and of him who appointed it!
Can I forget any longer the treasures of wickedness in the house of the wicked, and the scant measure that is accursed?
Shall I acquit the man with wicked scales
and with a bag of deceitful weights?
Your rich men are full of violence;
your inhabitants speak lies,
and their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.
Therefore I strike you with a grievous blow,
making you desolate because of your sins.
“Shall I count them pure with the wicked balances,
and with the bag of deceitful weights?”