Woe to those who are at ease in Zion and to those who feel secure on the hill of Samaria- the notable people in this first of the nations, those the house of Israel comes to.
Cross over to Calneh and see; go from there to great Hamath; then go down to Gath of the Philistines. Are you better than these kingdoms? Is their territory larger than yours?
You dismiss any thought of the evil daya and bring in a reign of violence.
They lie on beds [inlaid with] ivory, sprawled out on their couches, and dine on lambs from the flock and calves from the stall.
They improvise songsb to the sound of the harp and inventc their own musical instruments like David.
They drink wine by the bowlful and anoint themselves with the finest oils but do not grieve over the ruin of Joseph.d7
Therefore, they will now go into exile as the first of the captives, and the feasting of those who sprawl out will come to an end.