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 1 “Listen to this word, you cows of Bashan

 who are on the mountain of Samaria,

 who oppress the poor,

 who crush the needy,

 who tell their husbands,

 ‘Bring us drinks!’


 2 The Lord Yahweh has sworn by his holiness that

 behold, the days will come on you

 that they will take you away with hooks,

 and the last of you with fish hooks.


 3 You will go out through the breaks in the wall,

 everyone straight before her,

 and you will be cast out toward Harmon,”

 says Yahweh.


“Go to Bethel, and sin;

 at Gilgal sin even more.

 Bring your sacrifices every morning;

 your tithes every three days,


 5 and offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving of that which is leavened,

 and publicly proclaim your free will offerings and brag about them;

 for this is what you love to do,

 O children of Israel,”

 says the Lord Yahweh.


“I also have given you cleanness of teeth

 in all your cities,

 and lack of food in every town,

 but you have not returned to me,”

 says Yahweh.


“I also have withheld the rain from you,

 when there were yet three months to the harvest;

 and I caused it to rain on one city,

 and caused it not to rain on another city.

 One place was rained on,

 and the place where it did not rain withered.


 8 So two or three cities staggered

 to one city to drink water,

 and were not satisfied;

 yet you have not returned to me,”

 says Yahweh.


“I struck you with blight and mildew

 many times in your gardens and your vineyards,

 and your fig trees and your olive trees

 the swarming locust has devoured;

 yet you have not returned to me,”

 says Yahweh.


“I sent plagues among you like I did Egypt.

 I have slain your young men with the sword,

 and have carried away your horses;

 and I filled your nostrils with the stench of your camp,

 yet you have not returned to me,”

 says Yahweh.


“I have overthrown some of you,

 as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah,

 and you were like a burning stick

 plucked out of the fire;

 yet you have not returned to me,”

 says Yahweh.


“Therefore thus will I do to you, Israel;

 because I will do this to you,

 prepare to meet your God, Israel.”


 13 For behold,

 he who forms the mountains

 and creates the wind

 and declares to man what is his thought,

 who makes the morning darkness

 and treads on the high places of the earth–

 Yahweh, the God of Armies, is his name.”


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