4"Woe to those who lie upon beds of ivory,
and stretch themselves upon their couches,
and eat lambs from the flock,
and calves from the midst of the stall;
5who sing idle songs to the sound of the harp,
and like David invent for themselves instruments of music;
6who drink wine in bowls,
and anoint themselves with the finest oils,
but are not grieved over the ruin of Joseph!
7Therefore they shall now be the first of those to go into exile,
and the revelry of those who stretch themselves shall pass away."
8The the Lord Yahweh has sworn by himself
(says Yahweh, the God of hosts):
"I abhor the pride of Jacob,
and hate his strongholds;
and I will deliver up the city and all that is in it."
9And if ten men remain in one house, they shall die. 10And when a man's kinsman, he who burns him, shall take him up to bring the bones out of the house, and shall say to him who is in the innermost parts of the house, "Is there still any one with you?" he shall say, "No"; and he shall say, "Hush! We must not mention the name of Yahweh."
11For behold, Yahweh commands,
and the great house shall be smitten into fragments,
and the little house into bits.
12Do horses run upon rocks?
Does one plow the sea with oxen?
But you have turned justice into poison
and the fruit of righteousness into wormwood -
13you who rejoice in Lo-debar,
who say, "Have we not by our own strength
taken Karnaim for ourselves?"
14"For behold, I will raise up against you a nation,
O house of Israel," says Yahweh, the God of hosts;
"and they shall oppress you from the entrance of Hamath
to the Brook of the Arabah."
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