9Proclaim on the citadels in 1Ashdod and on the citadels in the land of Egypt and say, "Assemble yourselves on the 2mountains of Samaria and see the greattumultswithin her and the 3oppressions in her midst.
"But they 4do not know how to dowhat is right," declares the LORD, "these who 5hoard up aviolence and devastation in their citadels."
11Therefore, thussays the LordGOD, "An 6enemy, even onesurrounding the land, Will pulldown your bstrength from you And your 7citadels will be looted."
12Thussays the LORD, "Just as the shepherdc8snatches from the lion'smouth a couple of legsor a piece of an ear, So will the sons of Israeldwelling in Samaria be dsnatchedaway - With the 9corner of a bed and the e10cover of a couch!
13"Hear and 11testify against the house of Jacob," Declares the LordGOD, the God of hosts.
"For on the day that I punishIsrael'stransgressions, I will also punish the altars of 12Bethel; The horns of the altar will be cutoff And they will fall to the ground.
"I will also smite the f13winterhousetogether with the 14summerhouse; The houses of g15ivory will also perish And the 16greathouses will come to an end," Declares the LORD.