Proclaim to the strongholds in Assyria
and to the strongholds in the land of Egypt,
say, "Assemble yourselves upon the mountains of Samaria,
and see the great tumults within her,
and the oppression in her midst.
"They do not know how to do right," says the Lord,
"those who store up violence and robbery in their strongholds."
Therefore, thus says the Lord God:
"An adversary shall surround the land,
and bring down your defenses from you,
and your strongholds shall be plundered."