This page has been proofread, but needs to be validated.

And say: 'Assemble yourselves upon the mountains of Samaria,
And behold the great confusions therein,
And the oppressions in the midst thereof.'
10For they know not to do right, saith the Lord,
Who store up violence and robbery in their palaces.
11Therefore thus saith the Lord God:
An adversary, even round about the land!
And he shall bring down thy strength from thee,
And thy palaces shall be spoiled.
12Thus saith the Lord:
As the shepherd rescueth out of the mouth of the lion
Two legs, or a piece of an ear,
So shall the children of Israel that dwell in Samaria
Escape with the corner of a couch, and the leg of a bed.
13Hear ye, and testify against the house of Jacob,
Saith the Lord God, the God of hosts.
14For in the day that I shall visit the transgressions of Israel upon him,
I will also punish the altars of Beth-el,
And the horns of the altar shall be cut off,
And fall to the ground.
15And I will smite the winter-house with the summer-house;
And the houses of ivory shall perish,
And the great houses shall have an end,
Saith the Lord.
4Hear this word, ye kine of Bashan,
That are in the mountain of Samaria,
That oppress the poor, that crush the needy,
That say unto their lords. 'Bring, that we may feast.'
2The Lord God hath sworn by His holiness:
Lo, surely the days shall come upon you,
That ye shall be taken away with hooks,
And your residue with fish-hooks.
3And ye shall go out at the breaches, every one straight before her;
And ye shall be cast into Harmon,
Saith the Lord.
4Come to Beth-el, and transgress,
To Gilgal, and multiply transgression;
And bring your sacrifices in the morning,
And your tithes after three days;
5And offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving of that which is leavened,
And proclaim freewill-offerings and publish them;
For so ye love to do, ye children of Israel,
Saith the Lord God.
6And I also have given you
Cleanness of teeth in all your cities,
And want of bread in all your places;
Yet have ye not returned unto Me,
Saith the Lord.
7And I also have withholden the rain from you,
When there were yet three months to the harvest;
And I caused it to rain upon one city,
And caused it not to rain upon another city;
One piece was rained upon,
And the piece whereupon it rained not withered.
8So two or three cities wandered unto one city