Thus says the Lord:
“As the shepherd rescues from the mouth of the lion
two legs, or a piece of an ear,
so shall the people of Israel who dwell in Samaria be rescued,
with the corner of a couch and part of a bed.
“Hear, and testify against the house of Jacob,”
says the Lord God, the God of hosts,
“that on the day I punish Israel for his transgressions
I will punish the altars of Bethel,
and the horns of the altar shall be cut off
and fall to the ground.
“I will smite the winter house
with the summer house
and the houses of ivory shall perish,
and the great houses shall come to an end,”
says the Lord.