Hear3 this word, ye kine of Bashan, that [are] in the mountain of Samaria, which oppress6 the poor, which crush6 the needy, which say6 to their masters, Bring,54 and let us drink.4
The Lord GOD hath sworn8 by his holiness, that, lo, the days shall come6 upon you, that he will take you away14 with hooks, and your posterity with fishhooks. 5518
And ye shall go out4 at the breaches, every [cow at that which is] before her; and ye shall cast52 [them] into the palace, saith7 the LORD.
Come3 to Bethel, and transgress;3 at Gilgal multiply54 transgression;2 and bring54 your sacrifices every morning, 1242 [and] your tithes after three years:
And offer15 a sacrifice of thanksgiving with leaven, and proclaim3 [and] publish54 the free offerings: for this liketh1 you, O ye children of Israel, saith7 the Lord GOD.
And I also have given1 you cleanness of teeth in all your cities, and want of bread in all your places: yet have ye not returned1 unto me, saith7 the LORD.
And also I have withholden1 the rain from you, when [there were] yet three months to the harvest: and I caused it to rain52 upon one city, and caused it not to rain55 upon another city: one piece was rained11 upon, and the piece whereupon it rained55 not withered.4
So two [or] three cities wandered1 unto one city, to drink2 water; but they were not satisfied:4 yet have ye not returned1 unto me, saith7 the LORD.
I have smitten52 you with blasting and mildew: when your gardens and your vineyards and your fig trees and your olive trees increased,53 the palmerworm devoured4 [them]: yet have ye not returned1 unto me, saith7 the LORD.
I have sent14 among you the pestilence after the manner of Egypt: your young men have I slain1 with the sword, and have taken away your horses; and I have made the stink of your camps to come up55 unto your nostrils: yet have ye not returned1 unto me, saith7 the LORD.
I have overthrown1 [some] of you, as God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, and ye were as a firebrand plucked94 out of the burning: yet have ye not returned1 unto me, saith7 the LORD.
Therefore thus will I do4 unto thee, O Israel: [and] because I will do4 this unto thee, prepare10 to meet2 thy God, O Israel.
For, lo, he that formeth6 the mountains, and createth6 the wind, and declareth56 unto man what [is] his thought, that maketh6 the morning darkness, and treadeth6 upon the high places of the earth, The LORD, The God of hosts, [is] his name.