The Lord has sent a message1 against Jacob; it will fall on Israel.
All the people will know it-- Ephraim2 and the inhabitants of Samaria3-- who say with pride and arrogance4 of heart,
"The bricks have fallen down, but we will rebuild with dressed stone;5 the fig6 trees have been felled, but we will replace them with cedars.7"
But the LORD has strengthened Rezin's8 foes against them and has spurred their enemies on.
Arameans9 from the east and Philistines10 from the west have devoured11 Israel with open mouth. Yet for all this, his anger12 is not turned away, his hand is still upraised.13