12 For I know how many are your transgressions,
and how great are your sins—
you who afflict the righteous, who take a bribe,
and push aside the needy in the gate.
13 Therefore the prudent will keep silent in such a time ;
for it is an evil time.
14 Seek good and not evil,
that you may live ;
and so the Lord, the God of hosts, will be with you,
just as you have said.
15 Hate evil and love good,
and establish justice in the gate ;
it may be that the Lord, the God of hosts,
will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph.