11Woe to those who are at ease in Zion And to those who feel secure in the mountain of Samaria, The 2distinguished men of the foremost of nations, To whom the house of Israelcomes.
2Goover to 3Calneh and look, And go from there to 4Hamath the great, Then godown to 5Gath of the Philistines. Are athey betterthanthesekingdoms, Or is their territorygreaterthan yours?
Do you 6putoff the day of calamity, And would you 7bringnear the seat of violence ?
Those who recline on beds of ivory And sprawl on their 8couches, And 9eatlambs from the flock And calves from the midst of the stall,
Who improvise to the sound of the harp, And like David have bcomposed10songs for themselves,
Who 11drinkwine from csacrificialbowls While they anoint themselves with the finest of oils, Yet they have not 12grievedover the ruin of Joseph.
7Therefore, they will now13go into exile at the head of the exiles, And the 14sprawlers'dbanqueting will epassaway.
The LordfGOD has 15sworn by Himself, the LORDGod of hosts has declared : "I 16loathe the arrogance of Jacob, And gdetest his 17citadels ; Therefore I will 18deliver up the city and hall it contains."
And it will be, if19tenmen are left in onehouse, they will die.
Then one's iuncle, or his j20undertaker, will lift him up to carry out his bones from the house, and he will say to the one who is in the innermostpart of the house, "Is anyone else with you?" And that one will say, "Noone." Then he will kanswer, "21Keepquiet. For lthe name of the LORD is 22not to be mentioned."
For behold, the LORD is going to 23command that the 24greathouse be smashed to pieces and the smallhouse to fragments.
Do horsesrun on rocks ? Or does one plowmthem with oxen ? Yet you have turned25justice into poison And the fruit of righteousness into nwormwood,
You who rejoice in o26Lodebar, pAnd say, "Have we not 27by our own strengthtakenqKarnaim for ourselves?"
"For behold, 28I am going to raise up a nationagainst you, O house of Israel," declares the LORDGod of hosts, "And they will afflict you from the 29entrance of Hamath To the 30brook of the Arabah."