To those feeling secure in the mountain of Sa·marʹi·a,+
The prominent men of the foremost of nations,
Those to whom the house of Israel comes!
2 Cross over to Calʹneh and see.
Go from there to Great Haʹmath,+
And go down to Gath of the Phi·lisʹtines.
Are they better than these kingdoms,*
Or is their territory larger than yours?
And like David, they invent musical instruments;+
And anoint themselves with the choicest oils.
And the revelry of those sprawled out will come to an end.
‘“I detest the pride of Jacob,+
I hate his fortified towers,+
And I will hand over the city and what fills it.+
9 “‘“And if ten men are left in one house, they will also die. 10 A relative* will come to carry them out and burn them one by one. He will bring their bones out from the house; then he will say to whoever is in the inner rooms of the house, ‘Are there any more with you?’ And he will say, ‘Nobody!’ Then he will say, ‘Keep silent! For it is not the time to make any mention of the name of Jehovah.’”
And he will strike down the great house into rubble,
And the small house into debris.+
12 Do horses run on a crag,
Or will one plow there with cattle?
13 You rejoice over what is worthless,