The Lord God has sworn by himself (says the Lord, the God of hosts): I abhor the pride of Jacob and hate his strongholds; and I will deliver up the city and all that is in it.
If ten people remain in one house, they shall die.
And if a relative, one who burns the dead, a shall take up the body to bring it out of the house, and shall say to someone in the innermost parts of the house, "Is anyone else with you?" the answer will come, "No." Then the relative b shall say, "Hush! We must not mention the name of the Lord."
See, the Lord commands, and the great house shall be shattered to bits, and the little house to pieces.
Do horses run on rocks? Does one plow the sea with oxen? c But you have turned justice into poison and the fruit of righteousness into wormwood—
you who rejoice in Lo-debar, d who say, "Have we not by our own strength taken Karnaim e for ourselves?"
Indeed, I am raising up against you a nation, O house of Israel, says the Lord, the God of hosts, and they shall oppress you from Lebo-hamath to the Wadi Arabah.
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