“‘Tarshish 1 was your trade partner because of your abundant wealth; they exchanged silver, iron, tin, and lead for your products.
Damascus was your trade partner because of the abundance of your goods and of all your wealth: wine from Helbon, white wool from Zahar,
When your products went out from the seas, you satisfied many peoples; with the abundance of your wealth and merchandise you enriched the kings of the earth.
The water made it grow; underground springs made it grow tall. Rivers flowed all around the place it was planted, while smaller channels watered all the trees of the field. 1
Woe 1 to those who live in ease in Zion, 2 to those who feel secure on Mount Samaria. They think of themselves as 3 the elite class of the best nation. The family 4 of Israel looks to them for leadership. 5
Sober up as you should, and stop sinning! For some have no knowledge of God – I say this to your shame!
suffering harm as the wages for their harmful ways. 1 By considering it a pleasure to carouse in broad daylight, 2 they are stains and blemishes, indulging 3 in their deceitful pleasures when they feast together with you.
He will appoint for himself leaders of thousands and leaders of fifties, 1 as well as those who plow his ground, reap his harvest, and make his weapons of war and his chariot equipment.
The rest of the events of Ahab’s reign, including a record of his accomplishments and how he built a luxurious palace and various cities, are recorded in the scroll called the Annals of the Kings of Israel. 1
whose foliage was attractive and its fruit plentiful, and from which there was food available for all, under whose branches wild animals 1 used to live, and in whose branches birds of the sky used to nest –
Your gold and silver have rusted and their rust will be a witness against you. It will consume your flesh like fire. It is in the last days that you have hoarded treasure! 1
In a time of prosperity for the most productive areas of the province he will come and accomplish what neither his fathers nor their fathers accomplished. He will distribute loot, spoils, and property to his followers, and he will devise plans against fortified cities, but not for long. 1
Therefore, because you make the poor pay taxes on their crops 1 and exact a grain tax from them, you will not live in the houses you built with chiseled stone, nor will you drink the wine from the fine 2 vineyards you planted. 3
Through your messengers you taunted the sovereign master, 1 ‘With my many chariots I climbed up the high mountains, the slopes of Lebanon. I cut down its tall cedars and its best evergreens. I invaded its most remote regions, 2 its thickest woods.