This is what the LORD of Heaven’s Armies says:
and show mercy and kindness to one another.
Do not oppress widows, orphans, foreigners, and the poor.
And do not scheme against each other.
Your ancestors refused to listen to this message.
They stubbornly turned away
and put their fingers in their ears to keep from hearing.
They made their hearts as hard as stone,
so they could not hear the instructions
or the messages that the LORD of Heaven’s Armies
had sent them by his Spirit…