1 And the word of the Lord came to me saying,
2 “Son of man, set your face toward the amountains of Israel, and prophesy against them
3 and say, ‘Mountains of Israel, listen to the word of the Lord 1God! Thus says the Lord 1God to the mountains, the hills, the ravines and the valleys: “Behold, I Myself am going to bring a sword on you, and aI will destroy your high places.
4 “So your aaltars will become desolate and your incense altars will be smashed; and I will make your slain fall in front of your idols.
5 “I will also lay the dead bodies of the sons of Israel in front of their idols; and I will scatter your abones around your altars.
6 “In all your dwellings, acities will become waste and the high places will be desolate, that your altars may become waste and 1desolate, your bidols may be broken and brought to an end, your incense altars may be cut down, and your works may be blotted out.
9 “Then those of you who escape will aremember Me among the nations to which they will be carried captive, how I have 1bbeen hurt by their adulterous hearts which turned away from Me, and by their eyes which played the harlot after their idols; and they will cloathe themselves in their own sight for the evils which they have committed, for all their abominations.
10 “Then they will know that I am the Lord; I have not said in vain 1that I would inflict this disaster on them.” ’
13 “Then you will know that I am the Lord, when their aslain are among their idols around their altars, on bevery high hill, on all the tops of the mountains, under every green tree and under every leafy oak—the places where they offered soothing aroma to all their idols.
14 “So throughout all their habitations I will astretch out My hand against them and make the land more desolate and waste than the wilderness toward Diblah; thus they will know that I am the Lord.” ’ ”
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