1 Vae, qui tranquilli sunt in Sion et confidunt in monte Samariae; designati primitiae populorum, ad quos venit domus Israel!
2 Transite in Chalanne et videte; et ite inde in Emath magnam et descendite in Geth Palaestinorum. Numquid meliores regnis istis vos, aut latior terminus eorum termino vestro est?
3 Qui removetis diem malum et appropinquare facitis solium violentiae.
4 Qui dormiunt in lectis eburneis, recumbentes in stratis suis, comedentes agnos de grege et vitulos de medio armenti;
5 canentes ad vocem psalterii, sicut David excogitant sibi vasa cantici;
6 bibentes vinum in phialis, optimis unguentis delibuti, et non sunt contristati super ruina Ioseph.
7 Quapropter nunc migrabunt in capite transmigrantium, et auferetur factio lascivientium.
8 Iuravit Dominus Deus in anima sua, dicit Dominus, Deus exercituum: "Detestor ego superbiam Iacob et domos eius odi et tradam civitatem et plenitudinem eius".
9 Quod si reliqui fuerint decem viri in domo una, et ipsi morientur;
10 et tollet eum propinquus suus et comburet eum, ut efferat ossa de domo, et dicet ei, qui in penetralibus domus est: "Numquid adhuc est penes te?". Et respondebit: "Non est"; et dicet ei: "Tace!"; non est qui recordetur nominis Domini.
11 Quia ecce Dominus mandat et percutiet domum maiorem ruinis et domum minorem scissionibus.
12 Numquid currunt in petris equi, aut aratur mare in bobus, quoniam convertistis in venenum iudicium et fructum iustitiae in absinthium?
13 Qui laetantur pro Lodabar, qui dicunt: "Numquid non in fortitudine nostra cepimus nobis Carnaim?".
14 "Ecce enim suscitabo super vos, domus Israel, dicit Dominus, Deus exercituum, gentem; et oppriment vos ab introitu Emath usque ad torrentem Arabae".
King James Version
1 Woe to them that are at ease in Zion, and trust in the mountain of Samaria, which are named chief of the nations, to whom the house of Israel came!
2 Pass ye unto Calneh, and see; and from thence go ye to Hamath the great: then go down to Gath of the Philistines: be they better than these kingdoms? or their border greater than your border?
3 Ye that put far away the evil day, and cause the seat of violence to come near;
4 That lie upon beds of ivory, and stretch themselves upon their couches, and eat the lambs out of the flock, and the calves out of the midst of the stall;
5 That chant to the sound of the viol, and invent to themselves instruments of musick, like David;
6 That drink wine in bowls, and anoint themselves with the chief ointments: but they are not grieved for the affliction of Joseph.
7 ¶ Therefore now shall they go captive with the first that go captive, and the banquet of them that stretched themselves shall be removed.
8 The Lord GOD hath sworn by himself, saith the LORD the God of hosts, I abhor the excellency of Jacob, and hate his palaces: therefore will I deliver up the city with all that is therein.
9 And it shall come to pass, if there remain ten men in one house, that they shall die.
10 And a man's uncle shall take him up, and he that burneth him, to bring out the bones out of the house, and shall say unto him that is by the sides of the house, Is there yet any with thee? and he shall say, No. Then shall he say, Hold thy tongue: for we may not make mention of the name of the LORD.
11 For, behold, the LORD commandeth, and he will smite the great house with breaches, and the little house with clefts.
12 ¶ Shall horses run upon the rock? will one plow there with oxen? for ye have turned judgment into gall, and the fruit of righteousness into hemlock:
13 Ye which rejoice in a thing of nought, which say, Have we not taken to us horns by our own strength?
14 But, behold, I will raise up against you a nation, O house of Israel, saith the LORD the God of hosts; and they shall afflict you from the entering in of Hemath unto the river of the wilderness.