Israel's Pride Judged

8 The Lord God has sworn by Himself-the declaration of Yahweh, the God of Hosts: I loathe Jacob's pride and hate his citadels, so I will hand over the city and everything in it.
9 And if there are 10 men left in one house, they will die.
10 A close relativea and a burner,bcwill remove his corpsed from the house. He will call to someone in the inner recesses of the house, "Any more with you?" That person will reply, "None." Then he will say, "Silence, because Yahweh's name must not be invoked."e
11 For the Lord commands: The large house will be smashed to pieces, and the small house to rubble.f
12 Do horses run on rock, or does someone plow [it] with oxen?g Yet you have turned justice into poison and the fruit of righteousness into wormwoodh-
13 you who rejoice over Lo-debar and say, "Didn't we capture Karnaim for ourselves by our own strength?"
14 But look, I am raising up a nation against you, house of Israel- [this is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the declaration of the Lord, the God of Hosts- and they will oppress you from the entrance of Hamathi to the Brook of the Arabah.j