If ten1 men are left in one house, they too will die.
And if a relative who is to burn the bodies2 comes to carry them out of the house and asks anyone still hiding there, "Is anyone with you?" and he says, "No," then he will say, "Hush!3 We must not mention the name of the LORD."
For the LORD has given the command, and he will smash4 the great house5 into pieces and the small house into bits.612
Do horses run on the rocky crags? Does one plow there with oxen? But you have turned justice into poison7 and the fruit of righteousness8 into bitterness9--
you who rejoice in the conquest of Lo Debara and say, "Did we not take Karnaimb by our own strength?10"
For the LORD God Almighty declares, "I will stir up a nation11 against you, O house of Israel, that will oppress you all the way from Leboc Hamath12 to the valley of the Arabah.13"