and from there go to Hamath the great;
then go down to Gath of the Philistines.
Are they better than these kingdoms?
Or is their territory greater than your territory?
and cause the seat of violence to come near,
and stretch themselves on their couches
and eat the lambs out of the flock
and the calves out of the middle of the stall,
who invent for themselves instruments of music, like David,
and anoint themselves with the best oils,
but they are not grieved for the affliction of Joseph.
with the first who go captive,
and the feasting and lounging will end.”
“I abhor the pride of Jacob,
and detest his fortresses.
Therefore I will deliver up the city with all that is in it.”
9It will happen, if there remain ten men in one house, that they will die.
10When a man’s relative carries him, even he who burns him, to bring bodies out of the house, and asks him who is in the innermost parts of the house, “Is there yet any with you?”
And he says, “No,”
then he will say, “Hush! Indeed we must not mention the name of Yahweh.”
and the great house will be smashed to pieces,
and the little house into bits.
Does one plow there with oxen?
But you have turned justice into poison,
and the fruit of righteousness into bitterness;
who say, “Have we not taken for ourselves horns
by our own strength?”
house of Israel,”
says Yahweh, the God of Armies;
“and they will afflict
you from Lebo-hamath
to the brook of the Arabah.”