הַיְרֻצוּן בַּסֶּלַע סוּסִים אִם יַחֲרוֹשׁ בַּבְּקָרִים כִּי הֲפַכְתֶּם לְרֹאשׁ מִשְׁפָּט וּפְרִי צְדָקָה לְלַעֲנָה
Can horses gallop on a rock? Can it be plowed with oxen? Yet you have turned justice into poison weed and the fruit of righteousness to wormwood. [JPS translation]
Suggested Discussion Questions:
1. How does the second sentence relate to the first?
2. What perversions of justice do we see in our own society?
3. What can we do to restore justice and righteousness?
Time Period: Biblical (early ancestors to 165 BCE)