Salvian, On the Governance of God
6.7.38 (tr. Jeremiah F. O'Sullivan, with his note):
Very rightly, therefore, the Lord has said to us: 'on
account of your dirt you have been expelled into banishment.'
And again He says:20 'the altars of this laughter shall be
20 I have been unable to locate these texts.
Et ideo rectissime ad nos Dominus Deus dicit: propter spurcitiam exterminati estis exterminio. et rursum: exterminabuntur, inquit, arae huius risus.
Johannes B. Ullrich, De Salviani Scripturae Sacrae Versionibus
(Neustadt: Aktiendruckerei, 1893), p. 23, identified the source of "propter spurcitiam exterminati estis exterminio" as Micah 2.10 (LXX: ἕνεκεν ἀκαθαρσίας διεφθάρητε φθορᾷ
), and (p. 22) the source of "exterminabuntur arae huius risus" as Amos 7.9 (LXX: ἀφανισθήσονται βωμοὶ τοῦ γέλωτος