All this is because of Jacob's transgression, because of the sins of the house of Israel. What is Jacob's transgression? Is it not Samaria?1 What is Judah's high place? Is it not Jerusalem?
"Therefore I will make Samaria a heap of rubble, a place for planting vineyards.2 I will pour her stones3 into the valley and lay bare her foundations.4
All her idols5 will be broken to pieces;6 all her temple gifts will be burned with fire; I will destroy all her images.7 Since she gathered her gifts from the wages of prostitutes,8 as the wages of prostitutes they will again be used."
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