6 1And the word of Jehovah came unto me, saying,
2Son of man, set
thy face toward the mountains of Israel, and prophesy unto them,
say, Ye mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord Jehovah: Thus saith
the Lord Jehovah to the mountains and to the hills, to the watercourses and
to the valleys: Behold, I, even I, will bring a sword upon you, and I will
destroy your high places.
4And your altars shall become desolate, and
your sun-images shall be broken; and I will cast down your slain men before
5And I will lay the dead bodies of the children of Israel
before their idols; and I will scatter your bones round about your altars.
6In all your dwelling-places the cities shall be laid waste, and the high
places shall be desolate; that your altars may be laid waste and made
desolate, and your idols may be broken and cease, and your sun-images may be
hewn down, and your works may be abolished.
7And the slain shall fall in
the midst of you, and ye shall know that I am Jehovah.
8Yet will I leave
a remnant, in that ye shall have some that escape the sword among the
nations, when ye shall be scattered through the countries.
9And those of
you that escape shall remember me among the nations whither they shall be
carried captive, how that I have been broken with their lewd heart, which
hath departed from me, and with their eyes, which play the harlot after their
idols: and they shall loathe themselves in their own sight for the evils
which they have committed in all their abominations.
10And they shall
know that I am Jehovah: I have not said in vain that I would do this evil
11Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Smite with thy hand, and stamp
with thy foot, and say, Alas! because of all the evil abominations of the
house of Israel; for they shall fall by the sword, by the famine, and by the
12He that is far off shall die of the pestilence; and he that
is near shall fall by the sword; and he that remaineth and is besieged shall
die by the famine: thus will I accomplish my wrath upon them.
shall know that I am Jehovah, when their slain men shall be among their idols
round about their altars, upon every high hill, on all the tops of the
mountains, and under every green tree, and under every thick oak, the places
where they offered sweet savor to all their idols.
14And I will stretch
out my hand upon them, and make the land desolate and waste, from the
wilderness toward Diblah, throughout all their habitations: and they shall
know that I am Jehovah.