of all the families of the earth;
therefore I will punish you for all of your sins.
unless they have agreed?
when he has no prey?
Does a young lion cry out of his den,
if he has caught nothing?
where no snare is set for him?
Does a snare spring up from the ground
when there is nothing to catch?
unless he reveals his secret
to his servants the prophets.
Who will not fear?
The Lord Yahweh has spoken.
Who can but prophesy?”
and in the palaces in the land of Egypt and say,
“Assemble yourselves on the mountains of Samaria,
and see what unrest is in her,
and what oppression is among them.”
“those who hoard up violence and robbery in their palaces.”
“An adversary will overrun the land,
and he will pull down your strongholds,
and your fortresses will be plundered.”
“As the shepherd rescues out of the mouth of the lion
two legs or a piece of an ear,
so will the children of Israel be rescued
who sit in Samaria on the corner of a couch
and on the silken cushions of a bed.
says the Lord Yahweh,
the God of Armies.
I will also visit the altars of Bethel;
and the horns of the altar will be cut off and fall to the ground.
along with the summer house,
and the houses of ivory will perish,
and the great houses will have an end,”