The Prophecy against the Mountains of Israel

61 And the word of the Lord came to me saying , 2 "Son of man , set your face toward the mountains of Israel , and prophesy against them 3 and say , 'Mountains of Israel , listen to the word of the Lord GOD ! Thus says the Lord GOD to the mountains , the hills , the ravines and the valleys : "Behold , I Myself am going to bring a sword on you, and I will destroy your high places . 4 "So your altars will become desolate and your incense altars will be smashed ; and I will make your slain fall in front of your idols . 5 "I will also lay the dead bodies of the sons of Israel in front of their idols ; and I will scatter your bones around your altars . 6 "In all your dwellings , cities will become waste and the high places will be desolate , that your altars may become waste and desolate , your idols may be broken and brought to an end , your incense altars may be cut down , and your works may be blotted out. 7 "The slain will fall among you, and you will know that I am the Lord .

8 "However, I will leave a remnant , for you will have those who escaped the sword among the nations when you are scattered among the countries . 9 "Then those of you who escape will remember Me among the nations to which they will be carried captive , how I have been hurt by their adulterous hearts which turned away from Me, and by their eyes which played the harlot after their idols ; and they will loathe themselves in their own sight for the evils which they have committed , for all their abominations . 10 "Then they will know that I am the Lord ; I have not said in vain that I would inflict this disaster on them."'

11 "Thus says the Lord GOD , 'Clap your hand , stamp your foot and say , " Alas , because of all the evil abominations of the house of Israel , which will fall by sword , famine and plague ! 12 "He who is far off will die by the plague , and he who is near will fall by the sword , and he who remains and is besieged will die by the famine . Thus will I spend My wrath on them. 13 "Then you will know that I am the Lord , when their slain are among their idols around their altars , on every high hill , on all the tops of the mountains , under every green tree and under every leafy oak -the places where e they offered soothing aroma to all their idols . 14 "So throughout all their habitations I will stretch out My hand against them and make the land more desolate and waste than the wilderness toward Diblah ; thus they will know that I am the Lord .""'