"I will also break the gate bar of Damascus, And cut off the inhabitant from the valley of Aven, And him who holds the scepter, from Beth-eden ; So the people of Aram will go exiled to Kir," Says the LORD.
"I will also cut off the inhabitant from Ashdod, And him who holds the scepter, from Ashkelon ; I will even unleash My power upon Ekron, And the remnant of the Philistines will perish," Says the Lord GOD.
Thus says the LORD, "Just as the shepherd snatches from the lion's mouth a couple of legs or a piece of an ear, So will the sons of Israel dwelling in Samaria be snatched away - With the corner of a bed and the cover of a couch !
Therefore because you impose heavy rent on the poor And exact a tribute of grain from them, Though you have built houses of well-hewn stone, Yet you will not live in them; You have planted pleasant vineyards, yet you will not drink their wine.
"Also I will restore the captivity of My people Israel, And they will rebuild the ruined cities and live in them; They will also plant vineyards and drink their wine, And make gardens and eat their fruit.