A (8) THE LION hath roared, who will not fear? the Lord Yahweh hath spoken, who can but prophesy?
B (9) Publish IN THE PALACES at Ashdod, and IN THE PALACES
C (9) IN THE LAND of Egypt, and say, Assemble yourselves upon the mountains of Samaria, and behold the great tumults in the midst thereof, and the oppressed in the midst thereof.
D (10) For they know not to do right, saith Yahweh, who store up violence and robbery in their palaces.
C1 (11) Therefore thus saith the Lord Yahweh; An adversary there shall be even round about THE LAND;
B1 (11) and he shall bring down thy strength from thee, and THY PALACES shall be spoiled.
A1 (12) Thus saith Yahweh; As the shepherd taketh out of the mouth OF THE LION two legs, or a piece of an ear; so shall the children of Israel be taken out that dwell in Samaria in the corner of a bed, and in Damascus in a couch.