Attention! Let all the people of the world listen! Let the earth and everything in it hear. The Sovereign is making accusations against you; the Lord speaks from his holy Temple.
Look! The is coming! He leaves his throne in heaven and tramples the heights of the earth.
The mountains melt beneath his feet and flow into the valleys like wax in a fire, like water pouring down a hill.
And why is this happening? Because of the rebellion of Israel — yes, the sins of the whole nation. Who is to blame for Israel’s rebellion? Samaria, its capital city! Where is the center of idolatry in Judah? In Jerusalem, its capital!
“So I, the , will make the city of Samaria a heap of ruins. Her streets will be plowed up for planting vineyards. I will roll the stones of her walls into the valley below, exposing her foundations.
All her carved images will be smashed. All her sacred treasures will be burned. These things were bought with the money earned by her prostitution, and they will now be carried away to pay prostitutes elsewhere.”