For they know not to do right," saith the LORD, "who store up violence and robbery in their palaces."
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD: "An adversary there shall be even round about the land; and he shall bring down thy strength from thee, and thy palaces shall be despoiled."
Thus saith the LORD: "As the shepherd taketh out of the mouth of the lion two legs or a piece of an ear, so shall the children of Israel be taken out, that dwell in Samaria in the corner of a bed and in Damascus on a couch.
"Hear ye, and testify in the house of Jacob," saith the Lord GOD, the God of hosts,
"that in the day that I shall visit the transgressions of Israel upon him, I will also visit the altars of Bethel; and the horns of the altar shall be cut off and fall to the ground.
And I will smite the winter house and the summer house; and the houses of ivory shall perish, and the great houses shall have an end," saith the LORD.