Doom for the Mountains of Israel
6:1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
6:2 Son of man, set thy face toward the mountains of
Israel, and prophesy against them,
6:3 And say, Ye mountains of Israel, hear the word of the
Lord GOD; Thus saith the Lord GOD to the mountains, and to
the hills, to the rivers, and to the valleys; Behold, I,
even I, will bring a sword upon you, and I will destroy your
6:4 And your altars shall be desolate, and your images
shall be broken: and I will cast down your slain men before
6:5 And I will lay the dead carcases of the children of
Israel before their idols; and I will scatter your bones
round about your altars.
6:6 In all your dwellingplaces 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 images may be cut down,
and your works may be abolished.
6:7 And the slain shall fall in the midst of you, and ye
shall know that I am the LORD.
6:8 Yet will I leave a remnant, that ye may have some that
shall escape the sword among the nations, when ye shall be
scattered through the countries.
6:9 And they that escape of you shall remember me among the
nations whither they shall be carried captives, because I am
broken with their whorish heart, which hath departed from
me, and with their eyes, which go a whoring after their
idols: and they shall lothe themselves for the evils which
they have committed in all their abominations.
6:10 And they shall know that I am the LORD, and that I
have not said in vain that I would do this evil unto them.
6:11 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Smite with thine hand, and
stamp with thy foot, and say, Alas for all the evil
abominations of the house of Israel! for they shall fall by
the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence.
6:12 He 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 fury upon them.
6:13 Then shall ye know that I am the LORD, when their
slain men shall be among their idols round about their
altars, upon every high hill, in all the tops of the
mountains, and under every green tree, and under every thick
oak, the place where they did offer sweet savour to all
6:14 So will I stretch out my hand upon them, and make the
land desolate, yea, more desolate than the wilderness toward
Diblath, in all their habitations: and they shall know that
I am the LORD.