The Lord says: “These people come near to me with their mouth
and honor me with their lips…
But their hearts are far from me.
Their worship of me is based on merely
human rules they have been taught…
Woe to those who go to great depths to hide their plans from the Lord,
who do their work in darkness and think,
“Who sees us? Who will know?”
The ruthless will vanish, the mockers will disappear,
and all who have an eye for evil will be cut down…
Those who with a word make someone out to be guilty, who ensnare the
defender in court and with false testimony deprive the innocent of justice.