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The Evil Behavior of the People

Poor me!
I feel like those who harvest summer fruit,
        or like those who pick grapes—
there are no clusters to eat
    or any fresh fruit that I want.
The faithful have died off,
    and there is not one upright human being in the land.
They all stalk one another[a] with lethal intent,
    a man will even hunt his own brother with a net.
And speaking of evil,
    they practice it eagerly—with both hands!
Both leader and judge demand a bribe,
    the famous confess their perverted desires,
        and they scheme together.

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Footnotes

  1. Micah 7:2 The Heb. lacks one another

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