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6 Woe to those who are at ease in Zionad
and to those who feel secure on the hill of Samaria—
the notable people in this first of the nations,
those the house of Israel comes to.
2 Cross over to Calnehae and see;
go from there to great Hamath;af
then go down to Gathag of the Philistines.
Are you better than these kingdoms?
Is their territory larger than yours?
3 You dismiss any thought of the evil dayah
and bring in a reign of violence.ai
4 They lie on beds inlaid with ivory,aj
sprawled out on their couches,ak
and dine on lambs from the flockal
and calves from the stall.
6 They drink wine by the bowlfulao
and anoint themselves with the finest oils
but do not grieve over the ruin of Joseph.ap
as the first of the captives,aq
and the feastinga of those who sprawl out
will come to an end.
8 The Lord God has sworn by himselfb—this is the declaration of the Lord, the God of Armies:
I loathe Jacob’s pridec
and hate his citadels,d
so I will hand over the citye and everything in it.
9 And if there are ten men left in one house, they will die.f 10 A close relativeA and burnerB,g will remove his corpseC from the house. He will call to someone in the inner recesses of the house, “Any more with you?”
That person will reply, “None.”
Then he will say, “Silence, because the Lord’s name must not be invoked.”h
The large house will be smashed to pieces,
and the small house to rubble.i
Does anyone plow there with oxen?D
Yet you have turned justice into poisonj
and the fruit of righteousness into wormwoodk—
13 you who rejoice over Lo-debarl
and say, “Didn’t we capture Karnaim
for ourselves by our own strength?”m
against you, house of Israeln—
this is the declaration of the Lord,
the God of Armies—
and they will oppress you
to the Brook of the Arabah.F
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