A.(12) For I know your manifold transgressions and your mighty sins: they afflict the just, they take a bribe, and they turn aside the poor in the gate from their right. (13) Therefore the prudent shall keep silence in that time; for it is an evil time.
B.(14) Seek good,
C. and not evil,
D. that ye may live: and so the LORD, the God of hosts, shall be with you, as ye have spoken.
C’.(15) Hate the evil,
B’. and love the good,
A’.and establish judgment in the gate: it may be that the LORD God of hosts will be gracious unto the remnant of Joseph.