New International Reader's Version
6 Their calf is not God.
A skilled worker from Israel made it.
But that calf of Samaria will be broken to pieces.”
7 The Lord says,
“Worshiping other gods is like worshiping the wind.
It is like planting worthless seeds.
Assyria is like a windstorm.
That is all my people will harvest.
There are no heads of grain
on the stems that will come up.
So they will not produce any flour.
Even if they did produce grain,
the Assyrians would eat all of it up.
8 So the people of Israel are swallowed up.
Now they are among the nations
like something no one wants.