1"Woe to those who are at ease in Zion, and to those who feel secure on 2the mountain of Samaria, 3the notable men of 4the first of the nations, to whom the house of Israel comes!
Pass over to 5Calneh, and see, and from there go to 6Hamath the great; then go down to 7Gath of the Philistines. 8Are you better than these kingdoms? Or is their territory greater than your territory,
9O you who put far away the day of disaster 10and bring near the seat of violence?
"Woe to those 11who lie on 12beds of ivory 13and stretch themselves out on their couches, and eat lambs from the flock 14and calves from the midst of the stall,
15who sing idle songs to the sound of the harp and like David 16invent for themselves instruments of music,
17who drink wine in bowls and 18anoint themselves with the finest oils, but are not grieved over the ruin of Joseph!
19Therefore they shall now be the first of those who go into exile, and the revelry of those who stretch themselves out shall pass away."