Woe to everyone!
(especially musicians and wine drinkers)
Woe to them that are at ease in Zion, and trust in the mountain of Samaria, which are named chief
of the nations, to whom the house of Israel came!
Pass ye unto Calneh, and see; and from thence go ye to Hamath the great:
then go down to Gath of the Philistines: be they better than these kingdoms?
or their border greater than your border?
Woe to those who are at ease in Zion
and trust in the mountain of Samaria.
Ye that put far away the evil day, and cause the seat of violence to come
You who forget about the evil day,
That lie upon beds of ivory, and stretch themselves upon their couches,
and eat the lambs out of the flock, and the calves out of the midst of the
who lie on ivory beds and stretch out on couches,
and eat lambs and calves,
That chant to the sound
of the viol, and invent to themselves instruments of musick, like David;
who sing to the sound of music,
That drink wine in bowls, and anoint themselves with the chief ointments:
but they are not grieved for the affliction of Joseph.
Therefore now shall they go captive with the first that go captive, and
the banquet of them that stretched themselves shall be removed.
and drink wine in bowls ,
I hate Jacob and his palaces
The Lord GOD hath sworn by himself, saith the LORD the God of hosts,
I abhor the excellency of Jacob, and hate his palaces: therefore will I
deliver up the city with all that is therein.
God has sworn by himself, saying,
I hate Jacob and his palaces,
so I'll destroy the city.
And it shall come to pass, if there remain ten men in one house, that they
If ten men survive in one house,
they will die.
And a man's uncle shall take him up, and he that burneth him, to bring out
the bones out of the house, and shall say unto him that is by the sides of
the house, Is there yet any with thee? and he shall say, No. Then shall he
say, Hold thy tongue: for we may not make mention of the name of the LORD.
For, behold, the LORD commandeth, and he will smite the great house with
breaches, and the little house with clefts.
Shall horses run upon the rock? will one plow there with oxen? for ye have
turned judgment into gall, and the fruit of righteousness into hemlock:
Ye which rejoice in a thing of nought, which say, Have we not taken to us
horns by our own strength?
When a man burns his dead uncle's body and buries his bones,
he'll say to the man on the side of the house,
Is anyone with you?
And he'll say,
No, and don't say anything,
or mention God's name.
If you do, God will smash the house.
But, behold, I will raise up against you a nation, O house of Israel,
saith the LORD the God of hosts; and they shall afflict you from the
entering in of Hemath unto the river of the wilderness.
I will send another nation to attack you.