1 And the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 2 Son of man, set thy face against the mountains of Israel, and prophesy against them; 3 and thou shalt say,
Ye mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord; thus saith the Lord to the mountains, and to the hills, and to the valleys, and to the forests; Behold, I bring a sword upon you, and your high places shall be utterly destroyed. 4 And your altars shall be broken to pieces, and your consecrated plats; and I will cast down your slain men before your idols. 5 And I will scatter your bones round about your altars, 6 and in all your habitations: the cities shall be made desolate, and the high places utterly laid waste; that your altars may be destroyed, and your idols be broken to pieces, and your consecrated plats be abolished. 7 And slain men shall fall in the midst of you, and ye shall know that I am the Lord.
8 When there are some of you escaping from the sword among the Gentiles, and when ye are scattered in the countries; 9 then they of you that escape among the nations whither they were carried captive shall remember me; (I have sworn an oath against their heart that goes a-whoring from me, and their eyes that go a-whoring after their practices;)and they shall mourn over 1themselves for all their abominations. 10 2And they shall know that I the Lord have spoken.
11 Thus saith the Lord; 3Clap with thy hand, and stamp with thy foot and say, 4Aha, aha! for all the abominations of the house of Israel: they shall fall by the sword, and by pestilence, and by famine. 12 He that is near shall fall by the sword; and he that is far off shall die by the pestilence; and he that is in the siege shall be consumed with famine: and I will accomplish mine anger upon them.
13 Then ye shall know that I am the Lord, when your slain are in the midst of your idols round about your altars, on every high hill, and under every shady tree, where they offered a sweet savour to all their idols. 14 And I will stretch out my hand against them, and I will make the land desolate and ruined from the wilderness of Deblatha, in all their habitations: and ye shall know that I am the Lord.
1 Gr. their faces, or, persons.
2 Heb. and Alex. 'and they shall know that I the Lord have not said in vain that I would do all this evil to them.'
3 Or, make a noise.
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