1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, set thy face toward the mountains of Israel and prophesy against them,
3 and thou shalt say, Ye mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord GOD. Thus hath the Lord GOD said to the mountains and to the hills, to the rivers, and to the valleys: Behold, I, [even] I, bring a sword upon you, and I will destroy your high places.
4 And your altars shall be desolate, and your images of the sun shall be destroyed, and I will cause your dead to fall before your idols.
5 And I will lay the dead carcasses of the sons of Israel before their idols, and I will scatter your bones round about your altars.
6 In all your provinces the cities shall be laid waste, and the high places shall be desolate that your altars may be laid waste and condemned, and your idols shall be destroyed and shall cease, and your images of the sun shall be cut down, and your works shall be abolished.
7 And the slain shall fall in the midst of you, and ye shall know that I [am] the LORD.
8 Yet I will leave a remnant that ye may have [some] that shall escape the sword among the Gentiles when ye shall be scattered through the countries.
9 And those that escape of you shall remember me among the Gentiles where they shall be carried captives because I am broken because of your whorish heart, which has departed from me and because of your eyes, which went a whoring after your idols: and they shall loathe themselves for the evils which they have committed in all their abominations.
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.
11 Thus hath the Lord GOD said: Smite with thine hand and stamp with thy foot and say, Alas for all the abominations of the evils of the house of Israel! for they shall fall by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence.
12 He that is far off shall die of the pestilence, and he that is near shall fall by the sword, and he that remains and is besieged shall die by the famine: thus will I accomplish my fury in them.
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 offered sweet savour to all their idols.
14 So will I stretch out my hand upon them and make the land desolate, [even] more desolate than the wilderness toward Diblath, in all their habitations; and they shall know that I [am] the LORD.: