1Hear this word, you #Ps. 22:12Ezek. 39:18cows of Bashan, who are on the mountain of Samaria,
Who oppress the #Amos 2:6poor,
Who crush the needy,
Who say to your husbands, “Bring wine, let us #Prov. 23:20drink!”
2#Ps. 89:35The Lord God has sworn by His holiness:
“Behold, the days shall come upon you
When He will take you away #Jer. 16:16Ezek. 29:4Hab. 1:15with fishhooks,
And your posterity with fishhooks.
3#Ezek. 12:5You will go out through broken walls,
Each one straight ahead of her,
And you will be cast into Harmon,”
Says the Lord.
4“Come#Ezek. 20:39Amos 3:14 to Bethel and transgress,
At #Hos. 4:15Gilgal multiply transgression;
#Num. 28:3Amos 5:2122Bring your sacrifices every morning,
#Deut. 14:28Your tithes every three days.
5#Lev. 7:13Offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving with leaven,
Proclaim and announce #Lev. 22:18Deut. 12:6the freewill offerings;
For this you love,
You children of Israel!”
Says the Lord God.
Israel Did Not Accept Correction
6“Also I gave you cleanness of teeth in all your cities,
And lack of bread in all your places;
#2 Chr. 28:22Is. 26:11Jer. 5:3Hag. 2:17Yet you have not returned to Me,”
Says the Lord.
7“I also withheld rain from you,
When there were still three months to the harvest.
I made it rain on one city,
I withheld rain from another city.
One part was rained upon,
And where it did not rain the part withered.
8So two or three cities wandered to another city to drink water,
But they were not satisfied;
Yet you have not returned to Me,”
Says the Lord.
9“I#Deut. 28:22Hag. 2:17 blasted you with blight and mildew.
When your gardens increased,
Your vineyards,
Your fig trees,
And your olive trees,
#Joel 1:47Amos 7:12The locust devoured them;
Yet you have not returned to Me,”
Says the Lord.
10“I sent among you a plague #Ex. 9:36Lev. 26:25Deut. 28:2760Ps. 78:50after the manner of Egypt;
Your young men I killed with a sword,
Along with your captive horses;
I made the stench of your camps come up into your nostrils;
Yet you have not returned to Me,”
Says the Lord.
11“I overthrew some of you,
As God overthrew #Gen. 19:2425Deut. 29:23Is. 13:19Jer. 49:18Lam. 4:6Sodom and Gomorrah,
And you were like a firebrand plucked from the burning;
Yet you have not returned to Me,”
Says the Lord.
12“Therefore thus will I do to you, O Israel;
Because I will do this to you,
#Jer. 5:22Prepare to meet your God, O Israel!”
13For behold,
He who forms mountains,
And creates the wind,
#Ps. 139:2Dan. 2:28Who declares to man what his thought is,
And makes the morning darkness,
#Mic. 1:3Who treads the high places of the earth—
#Is. 47:4Jer. 10:16The Lord God of hosts is His name.
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