Son of man, set thy face toward the mountains of Israel, and prophesy against
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 high places.
And your altars shall be desolate, and your images shall be broken: and I will cast
down your slain men before your idols.
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.
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
And the slain shall fall in the midst of you, and ye shall know that I am the
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 their idols.
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.