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6:1 Wo `to' those secure in Zion, And those confident in the mount of Samaria, The marked of the chief of the nations, And come to them have the house of Israel.
6:2 Pass ye over `to' Calneh and see, And go thence `to' Hamath the great, And go down `to' Gath of the Philistines, Are `they' better than these kingdoms? Greater `is' their border than your border?
6:3 Who are putting away the day of evil, And ye bring nigh the seat of violence,
6:4 Who are lying down on beds of ivory, And are spread out on their couches, And are eating lambs from the flock, And calves from the midst of the stall,
6:5 Who are taking part according to the psaltery, Like David they invented for themselves instruments of music;
6:6 Who are drinking with bowls of wine, And `with' chief perfumes anoint `themselves', And have not been pained for the breach of Joseph.
6:7 Therefore now they remove at the head of the captives, And turned aside is the mourning-feast of stretched-out ones.
6:8 Sworn hath the Lord Jehovah by Himself, An affirmation of Jehovah, God of Hosts: I am abominating the excellency of Jacob, And his high places I have hated, And I have delivered up the city and its fulness.
6:9 And if there are left ten persons in one house, It hath come to pass -- that they have died.
6:10 And lifted him up hath his loved one, even his burner, To bring forth the bones from the house, And he said to him who `is' in the sides of the house, `Is there yet with thee?' And he said, `None,' then he said, `Hush! Save to make mention of the name of Jehovah.'
6:11 For lo, Jehovah is commanding, And He hath smitten the great house `with' breaches, And the little house `with' clefts.
6:12 Do horses run on a rock? Doth one plough `it' with oxen? For ye have turned to gall judgment, And the fruit of righteousness to wormwood.
6:13 O ye who are rejoicing at nothing, Who are saying, `Have we not by our strength taken to ourselves horns?'
6:14 Surely, lo, I am raising against you a nation, O house of Israel, An affirmation of Jehovah, God of Hosts, And they have oppressed you from the coming in to Hamath, Unto the stream of the desert.
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