13 ‘Woe to her who builds her palace by unrighteousness,
her upper rooms by injustice,
making her own people work for nothing,
not paying them for their labour.
14 She says, “I will build myself a great palace
with spacious upper rooms.”
So she makes large windows in it,
panels it with cedar
and decorates it in red.
15 ‘Does it make you a queen
to have more and more cedar?
Did not your mother have food and drink?
She did what was right and just,
so all went well with her.
16 She defended the cause of the poor and needy,
and so all went well.
Is that not what it means to know me?’
declares the Lord.