Woe to those who add house to house
and join field to field
until there is no more room
and you alone are left in the land.
Similar to the large farms of the US, owned not by family but corporate entities that do not run the day-to-day and try to manage dirt and animals from afar by University science instead of holism.
18 Woe to those who drag wickedness
with cords of deceit
and pull sin along with cart ropes,
19 to those who say:
“Let Him hurry up and do His work quickly
so that we can see it!
Let the plan of the Holy One of Israel take place
so that we can know it!”
20 Woe to those who call evil good
and good evil,
who substitute darkness for light
and light for darkness,
who substitute bitter for sweet
and sweet for bitter.
21 Woe to those who are wise in their own opinion
and clever in their own sight.[j]
22 Woe to those who are heroes at drinking wine,
who are fearless at mixing beer,
23 who acquit the guilty for a bribe
and deprive the innocent of justice.
Those versus are deep and heavy. Don’t need my commentary, just let them sink in.