1Hear, you peoples, all of you; 2pay attention, O earth, and all that is in it, and 3let the Lord GOD be a witness against you, 4the Lord from his holy temple.
For behold, 5the LORD is coming out of 6his place, and will come down and 7tread upon the high places of the earth.
And 8the mountains will melt under him, and the valleys will split open, like wax before the fire, like waters poured down a steep place.
All this is for 9the transgression of Jacob and for the sins of the house of Israel. 10What is the transgression of Jacob? Is it not 11Samaria? And what is 12the high place of Judah? Is it not Jerusalem?
Therefore I will make 13Samaria 14a heap in the open country, a place for planting vineyards, and I will pour down her stones 15into the valley and 16uncover her foundations.
All 17her carved images shall be beaten to pieces, 18all her wages shall be burned with fire, and all her idols I will lay waste, for from 19the fee of a prostitute she gathered them, and to the fee of a prostitute they shall return.