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The desolation of Israel for their pride and luxury.

[1] Woe to you that are wealthy in Sion, and to you that have confidence in the mountain of Samaria: ye great men, heads of the people, that go in with state into the house of Israel. [2] Pass ye over to Chalane, and see, and go from thence into Emath the great: and go down into Geth of the Philistines, and to all the best kingdoms of these: if their border be larger than your border. [3] You that are separated unto the evil day: and that approach to the throne of iniquity; [4] You that sleep upon beds of ivory, and are wanton on your couches: that eat the lambs out of the flock, and the calves out of the midst of the herd; [5] You that sing to the sound of the psaltery: they have thought themselves to have instruments of music like David;

[6] That drink wine in bowls, and anoint themselves with the best ointments: and they are not concerned for the affliction of Joseph. [7] Wherefore now they shall go captive at the head of them that go into captivity: and the faction of the luxurious ones shall be taken away. [8] The Lord God hath sworn by his own soul, saith the Lord the God of hosts: I detest the pride of Jacob, and I hate his houses, and I will deliver up the city with the inhabitants thereof. [9] And if there remain ten men in one house, they also shall die. [10] And a man's kinsman shall take him up, and shall burn him, that he may carry the bones out of the house; and he shall say to him that is in the inner rooms of the house: Is there yet any with thee?

[11] And he shall answer: There is an end. And he shall say to him: Hold thy peace, and mention not the name of the Lord. [12] For behold the Lord hath commanded, and he will strike the greater house with breaches, and the lesser house with clefts. [13] Can horses run upon the rocks, or can any one plough with buffles? for you have turned judgment into bitterness, and the fruit of justice into wormwood. [14] You that rejoice in a thing of nought: you that say: Have we not taken unto us horns by our own strength? [15] But behold, I will raise up a nation against you, O house of Israel, saith the Lord the God of hosts; and they shall destroy you from the entrance of Emath, even to the torrent of the desert.

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