||Israel is a leafy vine, its fruit has been suitable to him. According to the multitude of his fruit, he has multiplied altars; according to the fertility of his land, he has abounded with graven images.
||His heart has been divided, so now they will cross the divide. He will break apart their images; he will plunder their sanctuaries.
||For now they will say, “We have no king. For we do not fear the Lord. And what would a king do for us?”
||Samaria has required her king to pass by, like foam on the face of the water.
||And the heights of the idol, the sin of Israel, will be utterly destroyed. The burr and the thistle will rise up over their altars. And they will say to the mountains, ‘Cover us,’ and to the hills, ‘Fall on us.’
||Sow for yourselves in justice, and harvest in the mouth of mercy; renew your fallow land. But the time when you will seek the Lord is the time when he will arrive who will teach you justice.