Then the Word of God came to me:
"Son of man, now turn and face the mountains of Israel and preach against them:
'O Mountains of Israel, listen to the Message of God, the Master. God, the Master, speaks to the mountains and hills, to the ravines and the valleys: I'm about to destroy your sacred god and goddess shrines.
I'll level your altars, bust up your sun-god pillars, and kill your people as they bow down to your no-god idols.
I'll stack the dead bodies of Israelites in front of your idols and then scatter your bones around your shrines.
Every place where you've lived, the towns will be torn down and the pagan shrines demolished - altars busted up, idols smashed, all your custom-made sun-god pillars in ruins.
Corpses everywhere you look! Then you'll know that I am God.
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)