Ezekiel 6:1-8 NIV

A Prophecy Against the Mountains of Israel

1 The word of the LORD came to me:

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      2 "Son of man, set your face1 against the mountains2 of Israel; prophesy against them3

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      3 and say: 'O mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Sovereign LORD. This is what the Sovereign LORD says to the mountains and hills, to the ravines and valleys:4 I am about to bring a sword against you, and I will destroy your high places.5

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      4 Your altars will be demolished and your incense altars6 will be smashed; and I will slay your people in front of your idols.7

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      5 I will lay the dead bodies of the Israelites in front of their idols, and I will scatter your bones8 around your altars.9

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      6 Wherever you live,10 the towns will be laid waste and the high places11 demolished, so that your altars will be laid waste and devastated, your idols12 smashed and ruined, your incense altars13 broken down, and what you have made wiped out.14

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      7 Your people will fall slain15 among you, and you will know that I am the LORD.16

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          8 " 'But I will spare some, for some of you will escape17 the sword when you are scattered among the lands and nations.18

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