You drink wine1 by the bowlful and use the finest lotions, but you do not grieve2 over the ruin of Joseph.3
Therefore you will be among the first to go into exile;4 your feasting and lounging will end.5
The Sovereign LORD has sworn by himself6--the LORD God Almighty declares: "I abhor7 the pride of Jacob8 and detest his fortresses;9 I will deliver up10 the city and everything in it.11"
If ten12 men are left in one house, they too will die.
And if a relative who is to burn the bodies13 comes to carry them out of the house and asks anyone still hiding there, "Is anyone with you?" and he says, "No," then he will say, "Hush!14 We must not mention the name of the LORD."
For the LORD has given the command, and he will smash15 the great house16 into pieces and the small house into bits.17
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