1 Woe to those at ease in Zion, and those trusting in the mountain of Samaria, noted as
chief of the nations, to whom the house of Israel came.
2 Cross over to Calneh and see; and from there go to the great Hamath; then go down to
Gath of the Philistines. Are they better than these kingdoms, or their border than your
3 You who put the evil day far away, and cause the seat of violence to come near,
4 who lie on beds of ivory and stretch themselves on their couches; and those eating the
lambs from the flock, and calves from the midst of the stall;
5 who chant with the sound of the lute; they invent instruments of song for themselves like David;
6 who drink wine from bowls, and anoint themselves with the best of ointments; but they
are not grieved for the crushing of Joseph!
7 Therefore they shall go into captivity with the first of the captives, and the feast of those
who recline shall come to an end.
8 The Lord Jehovah has sworn by Himself, declares Jehovah the God of Hosts: I abhor
the pride of Jacob, and hate his palaces; therefore I will deliver up the city and its fullness.
9 And it shall come to pass, if ten men remain in one house, that they shall die.
10 And when a man's uncle shall take him away, and he who burns the bodies, to bring
out the bones from the house; and he shall say to the one left in the recesses of the house,
Are there any still with you? And he shall say, No. Then he shall say, Keep quiet! For we
must not mention the name of Jehovah.
11 For, behold, Jehovah gives a command, and He will strike the great house into pieces,
and the little house with cracks.
12 Shall horses run on the rock? Or will one plow there with oxen? For you have turned
justice into poison, and the fruit of righteousness into wormwood,
13 those rejoicing for nothing; who say, Have we not taken horns to ourselves by our own
14 For, behold, I will raise up a nation against you, O house of Israel, declares Jehovah
the God of Hosts. And they shall oppress you from the entrance of Hamath to the valley of