Proclaim to the strongholds in 1Ashdod and to the strongholds in the land of Egypt, and say, "Assemble yourselves on 2the mountains of Samaria, and see the great tumults within her, and 3the oppressed in her midst."
"They do not know how to do right," declares the LORD, 4"those who store up violence and robbery in their strongholds."
Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: 5"An adversary shall surround the land and bring downa your defenses from you, and 6your strongholds shall be plundered."
Thus says the LORD: 7"As the shepherd rescues from the mouth of the lion two legs, or a piece of an ear, 8so shall the people of Israel 9who dwell in Samaria be rescued, with the corner of a couch and partb of a bed.
"Hear, 10and testify against the house of Jacob," declares the Lord GOD, 11the God of hosts,
"that on the day I punish Israel for his transgressions, 12I will punish the altars of Bethel, and 13the horns of the altar shall be cut off and fall to the ground.
1514I will strike 15the winter house along with 16the summer house, and 17the houses of ivory shall perish, and the great housesc shall come to an end," declares the LORD.