Social and Spiritual Corruption
1Listen to this message, you cows of Bashan #Ps 22:12Ezk 39:18
who are on the hill of Samaria,
women who oppress the poor
and crush the needy, #Ex 23:3Lv 19:15|NoBook| 25:35Dt 15:4-11Am 5:11|NoBook| 8:6
who say to their husbands,
“Bring us something to drink.” #Am 2:8|NoBook| 6:6
2The Lord God has sworn #Am 6:8|NoBook| 8:7 by His holiness: #Ps 89:35
Look, the days are coming # Lit coming on you
when you will be taken away with hooks, #Is 37:29Ezk 38:4
every last one of you with fishhooks. #2Kg 19:282Ch 33:10-11
3You will go through breaches in the wall, #Jr 52:7
each woman straight ahead,
and you will be driven along toward Harmon.
This is the Lord’s declaration.
4Come to Bethel and rebel;
rebel even more at Gilgal! #Am 5:5
Bring your sacrifices every morning, #Am 5:21-22
your tenths every three days.
5Offer leavened bread as a thank offering, #Lv 7:12
and loudly proclaim your freewill offerings, #Lv 22:18-21
for that is what you Israelites love to do! #Jr 7:9-10Hs 9:1
This is the Lord’s declaration.
God’s Discipline and Israel’s Apostasy
6I gave you absolutely nothing to eat # Lit you cleanness of teeth #Is 3:1Jr 14:18
in all your cities,
a shortage of food in all your communities,
yet you did not return to Me. #Is 9:13Jr 5:3Hg 2:17
This is the Lord’s declaration.
7I also withheld the rain from you #Jr 3:1-35:23-25
while there were still three months until harvest.
I sent rain on one city
but no rain on another. #Ex 9:410:22-23
One field received rain
while a field with no rain withered. #Lv 26:18-19Jl 1:10-12
8Two or three cities staggered
to another city to drink water #1Kg 18:5Jr 14:4
but were not satisfied, #Ezk 4:16Hg 1:6
yet you did not return #Jr 3:7 to Me.
This is the Lord’s declaration.
9I struck you with blight and mildew; #Dt 28:22Hg 2:17
the locust devoured #Jl 1:4Am 7:1-2
your many gardens and vineyards,
your fig trees and olive trees, #Dt 28:38-42Jl 1:4-7
yet you did not return to Me. #Jr 3:10
This is the Lord’s declaration.
10I sent plagues like those of Egypt; #Ex 11:4-5Dt 28:27
I killed your young men with the sword, #Jr 11:22|NoBook| 18:21|NoBook| 48:15
along with your captured horses. #2Kg 13:3
I caused the stench of your camp
to fill your nostrils, #Is 34:3
yet you did not return to Me. #Is 9:13
This is the Lord’s declaration.
11I overthrew some of you
as I # Lit God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, #Gn 19:24-25
and you were like a burning stick
snatched from a fire, #Zch 3:1-2
yet you did not return to Me #Is 9:13
this is the Lord’s declaration.
12Therefore, Israel, that is what I will do to you,
and since I will do that to you,
Israel, prepare to meet your God! #Is 32:11|NoBook| 64:2Jr 5:22
13He is here:
the One who forms the mountains, #Jb 38:4-7Ps 65:6Is 40:12
creates the wind, #Ps 135:7
and reveals His # Or his thoughts to man, #Ps 139:2Dn 2:30
the One who makes the dawn out of darkness
and strides on the heights of the earth. #Mc 1:3
Yahweh, the God of Hosts, is His name. #Am 5:8-99:5-6
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