Wo to them that are at ease in Sion, and trust in the mountayne of Samaria, which were famous at the beginning of the nations, & the house of Israel came to them.
Go you vnto Calneh, and see, and from thence go you to Hemath the great, then go downe to Gath of the Philistines: be they better then these kingdomes?
or the border of their lande greater then your border?
Ye that put farre away the euyll day, and approche to the seate of iniquitie.
They lye vpon beddes of yuorie, and stretche them selues vpon their couches, and eate the lambes out of the flocke, and the calues out of the stall.
They sing to the sounde of the viole, they inuent to them selues instrumentes of musicke, like Dauid.
They drinke wine in bowles, and annoynt them selues with chiefe ointmentes: but no man is sorie for the affliction of Ioseph.
Therfore nowe shall they go captiue with the first that go captiue, and the sorowe of them that stretched them selues is at hande.
The Lorde God hath sworne by hym selfe, sayth the Lorde God of hoastes: I abhorre the excellencie of Iacob, and hate his palaces, therfore will I deliuer vp the citie, with all that is therin.
And if there remayne ten men in one house, they shall dye,
And his vncle shall take him vp, and burne him, to cary out the bones out of the house, & shall say vnto him that is by the sides of the house, Is there yet any with thee?
And he shal say, None.
Then shal he say, Hold thy tongue: for we may not remember the name of the Lorde.
For behold the Lord commaundeth, and he will smyte the great house with breaches, & the litle houses with cleftes.
Shal horses run vpo the rocke?
or wil one plowe there with oxen?
for ye haue turned iudgement into gall, & the fruite of righteousnesse into wormewood.
Ye reioyce in a thing of naught, ye say: Haue not we gotten vs hornes by our owne strength?
But behold, I wil rayse vp against you a nation O house of Israel, sayth the Lorde God of hoastes, and they shall afflict you from the entring of Hemath, vnto the riuer of the wildernesse.