Hear this word that the LORD has spoken against you, children of Yisra'el, against the whole family which I brought up out of the land of Mitzrayim, saying:
"You only have I chosen of all the families of the eretz. Therefore I will punish you for all of your sins."
Do two walk together, Unless they have agreed?
Will a lion roar in the thicket, When he has no prey? Does a young lion cry out of his den, If he has caught nothing?
Can a bird fall in a trap on the eretz, Where no snare is set for him? Does a snare spring up from the ground, When there is nothing to catch?
Does the shofar alarm sound in a city, Without the people being afraid? Does evil befall a city, And the LORD hasn't done it?
Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, Unless he reveals his secret to his servants the prophets.
The lion has roared. Who will not fear? The Lord GOD has spoken. Who can but prophesy?
Proclaim in the palaces at Ashdod, And in the palaces in the land of Mitzrayim, And say, "Assemble yourselves on the mountains of Shomron, And see what unrest is in her, And what oppression is among them."
"Indeed they don't know to do right," says the LORD, "Who hoard plunder and loot in their palaces."
Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: "An adversary will overrun the land; And he will pull down your strongholds, And your fortresses will be plundered."
Thus says the LORD: "As the shepherd rescues out of the mouth of the lion two legs, Or a piece of an ear, So shall the children of Yisra'el be rescued who sit in Shomron on the corner of a couch, And on the silken cushions of a bed."
"Listen, and testify against the house of Ya`akov," says the Lord GOD, the God Tzva'ot,.
"For in the day that I visit the transgressions of Yisra'el on him, I will also visit the altars of Beit-El; And the horns of the altar will be cut off, And fall to the ground.
I will strike the winter house with the summer house; And the houses of ivory will perish, And the great houses will have an end," says the LORD.