Proclaim to the strongholds in Ashdod, and to the strongholds in the land of Egypt, and say, "Assemble yourselves on Mount a Samaria, and see what great tumults are within it, and what oppressions are in its midst."
They do not know how to do right, says the Lord, those who store up violence and robbery in their strongholds.
Therefore thus says the Lord God: An adversary shall surround the land, and strip you of your defense; and your strongholds shall be plundered.
Thus says the Lord: As the shepherd rescues from the mouth of the lion two legs, or a piece of an ear, so shall the people of Israel who live in Samaria be rescued, with the corner of a couch and part b of a bed.
Hear, and testify against the house of Jacob, says the Lord God, the God of hosts:
On the day I punish Israel for its transgressions, I will punish the altars of Bethel, and the horns of the altar shall be cut off and fall to the ground.
I will tear down the winter house as well as the summer house; and the houses of ivory shall perish, and the great houses c shall come to an end, says the Lord.
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