you notable men of the foremost nation,
to whom the people of Israel come!d
2 Go to Kalnehe and look at it;
go from there to great Hamath,f
and then go down to Gathg in Philistia.
Are they better off thanh your two kingdoms?
Is their land larger than yours?
and bring near a reign of terror.i
and lounge on your couches.j
You dine on choice lambs
and fattened calves.k
5 You strum away on your harpsl like David
and improvise on musical instruments.m
6 You drink winen by the bowlful
and use the finest lotions,
7 Therefore you will be among the first to go into exile;q
your feasting and lounging will end.r
8 The Sovereign Lord has sworn by himselfs—the Lord God Almighty declares:
and detest his fortresses;v
I will deliver upw the city
and everything in it.x”
9 If teny people are left in one house, they too will die. 10 And if the relative who comes to carry the bodies out of the house to burn thema z asks anyone who might be hiding there, “Is anyone else with you?” and he says, “No,” then he will go on to say, “Hush!a We must not mention the name of the Lord.”
and the small house into bits.d
Does one plow the seab with oxen?
But you have turned justice into poisone
13 you who rejoice in the conquest of Lo Debarc
“I will stir up a nationi against you, Israel,
that will oppress you all the way
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