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Judgement on Arrogance and Oppression

The Lord sent a word against Jacob,
    and it fell on Israel;
and all the people knew it—
    Ephraim and the inhabitants of Samaria—
    but in pride and arrogance of heart they said:
10 ‘The bricks have fallen,
    but we will build with dressed stones;
the sycomores have been cut down,
    but we will put cedars in their place.’

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