9Publish in the palaces at Ashdod, and in the palaces in the land of Egypt, and say , Assemble yourselves upon the mountains of Samaria, and behold the greattumults in the midst thereof, and the oppresseda in the midst thereof.
For they know not to doright,saith the LORD, who store up violence and robberyb in their palaces.11
Therefore thus saith the LordGOD; An adversary there shall be even round about the land; and he shall bring down thy strength from thee, and thy palaces shall be spoiled .
Thus saith the LORD; As the shepherd taketh out of the mouth of the liontwolegs, or a piece of an ear; so shall the children of Israel be taken out that dwell in Samaria in the corner of a bed, and in Damascus in a couch.13Hear ye, and testify in the house of Jacob,saith the LordGOD, the God of hosts,14
That in the day that I shall visitc the transgressions of Israel upon him I will also visit the altars of Bethel: and the horns of the altar shall be cut off , and fall to the ground.15
And I will smite the winterhouse with the summerhouse; and the houses of ivory shall perish , and the greathouses shall have an end , saith the LORD.