Woe to them that are at ease in Zion and trust in the moutaine of Samaria, which were famous at the beginning of the nations: and the house of Israel came to them.
Goe you vnto Calneh, and see: and from thence goe you to Hamath the great: then goe downe to Gath of the Philistims: be they better then these kingdomes?
or the border of their land greater then your border,
Ye that put farre away the euill day, and approch to the seate of iniquitie?
They lie vpon beddes of yuorie, & stretch themselues vpon their beddes, & eate the lambes of the flocke, and the calues out of the stall.
They sing to the sounde of the viole: they inuent to themselues instruments of musike like Dauid.
They drinke wine in bowles, and anoynt themselues with the chiefe ointments, but no man is sory for the affliction of Ioseph.
Therefore nowe shal they go captiue with the first that go captiue, and the sorow of them that stretched themselues, is at hand.
The Lord God hath sworne by himselfe, saith the Lord God of hostes, I abhorre the excellencie of Iaakob, & hate his palaces: therefore wil I deliuer vp the citie with all that is therein.
And if there remaine ten men in one house, they shal die.
And his vncle shall take him vp & burne him to cary out the bones out of the house, and shal say vnto him, that is by ye sides of the house, Is there yet any with thee?
And he shal say, None.
Then shal he say, Holde thy tongue: for we may not remember the Name of the Lord.
For behold, the Lord commandeth, and he will smite the great house with breaches, and the litle house with clefts.
Shal horses runne vpon the rocke?
or wil one plowe there with oxen?
for yee haue turned iudgement into gall, and the fruite of righteousnes into wormewood.
Ye reioyce in a thing of nought: yee say, Haue not wee gotten vs hornes by our owne strength?
But behold, I wil raise vp against you a nation, O house of Israel, sayeth the Lorde God of hostes: and they shal afflict you, from the entring in of Hamath vnto the riuer of the wildernes.