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And their lies caused them to err,

After the which their fathers have walked : 5 But I will send a fire upon Judah,

And it shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem. 6 Thus saith the LORD;

For three transgressions of Israel,
And for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof;
Because they sold the righteous for silver,

And the poor for a pair of shoes;
7 That pant after the dust of the earth on the head of the poor,
And turn aside the way of the meek :
And a man and his father will go in unto the same ! maid,

To profane my holy name.
8 And they lay themselves down upon clothes laid to pledge

By every altar,
And they drink the wine of the condemned
In the house of their god.

Yet destroyed I the Amorite before them,
Whose height was like the height of the cedars,
And he was strong as the oaks ;

Yet I destroyed his fruit from above, and his roots from beneath. 10 Also I brought you up from the land of Egypt,

And led you forty years through the wilderness,

To possess the land of the Amorite. 11 And I raised up of your sons for prophets,

And of your young men for Nazarites.

Is it not even thus, 0 ye children of Israel? saith the LORD. 12 But ye gave the Nazarites wine to drink;

And commanded the prophets,

Saying, Prophesy not. 13 Behold, I am pressed under you,

As a cart is pressed that is full of sheaves. 14 Therefore the flight shall perish from the swift,

And the strong shall not strengthen his force,

Neither shall the mighty deliver 4 himself: 15 Neither shall he stand that handleth the bow;

And he that is swift of foot shall not deliver himself :

Neither shall he that rideth the horse deliver himself. 16 And he that is 5 courageous among the mighty

Shall flee away naked in that day, saith the LORD. 3 HEAR this word that the Lord hath spoken against you, O children of

Israel, against the whole family which I brought up from the land of Egypt, saying, 2 You only have I known Of all the families of the earth : Therefore I will 6 punish you For all your iniquities.

Can two walk together,
Except they be agreed ?
4 Will a lion roar in the forest,

When he hath no prey ?
Will a young lion 7 cry out of his den,

If he have taken nothing ?
5 Can a bird fall in a snare upon the earth.

Where no gin is for him ?
Shall one take up a snare from the earth,

And have taken nothing at all ?
6 Shall a trumpet be blown in the city.

! Or, young woman.
2 Or, such as have fined, or, mulcted.
3 Or, I will press your place, as a cart full

sheuves presseth.

4 Heb. his soul, or, life.
5 Heb. strong of his heart.
6 Heh. visit upon.
7 Heb. give fortk his voice.

And the people I not be afraid ?
Shall there be evil in a city,

2 And the LORD hath not done it?
7 Surely the Lord God will do nothing,

tub But he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets. 8 The lion hath roared — who will not fear?

The Lord God hath spoken -- who can but prophesy? 9 Publish in the palaces at Ashdod,

And in the palaces in the land of Egypt,
And say, Assemble yourselves upon the mountains of Samaria,
And behold the great tumults in the midst thereof,

And the 3 oppressed in the midst thereof.
10 For they know not to do right, saith the LORD,

Who store up violence and 4 robbery in their palaces, 11 Therefore thus saith the Lord God;

An adversary there shall be even round about the land ;
And he shall bring down thy strength from thee,

And thy palaces shall be spoiled.
12 Thus saith the Lord;
As the shepherd 5 taketh out of the mouth of the lion an

d Two legs, or a piece of an ear; So shall the children of Israel be taken out

into with Samaria in the corner of a bed, And 6 in Damascus in a couch.70 bo 13 Hear ye, and testify in the house of Jacob,

Saith the Lord God, the God of hosts, 14 That in the day that I shall 7 visit the transgressions of Israel upon him,

I will also visit the altars of Beth-el :

And the horns of the altar shall be cut off, and fall to the ground. 15 And I will smite the winter house with the summer house;

And the houses of ivory shall perish,
And the great houses shall have an end, saith the LORD,

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HEAR this word, ye kine of Bashan,
That are in the mountain of Samaria,
Which oppress the poor, which crush the needy,
Which say to their masters, Bring, and let us drink.

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The Lord God hath sworn by his holiness,
That, lo, the days shall come upon you,
That he will take you away with hooks,

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And your posterity with fishhooks.
3 And ye shall go out at the breaches.

Every cow at that which is before ber;

And ye shall cast 8 them into the palace, saith the LORD. 4 Come to Beth-el, and transgress;

At Gilgal multiply transgression ;
And bring your sacrifices every morning,

And your tithes after 9 three years :
5 And 10 offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving with leaven,

And proclaim and publish the free offerings :

For 11 this liketh you, O ye children of Israel, saith the Lord God.
6 And I also have given you cleanness of teeth in all your cities,

And want of bread in all your places :
Yet have ve not returned unto me, saith the LORD.

And also I have withholden the rain from you,
When there were yet three months to the harvest:
And I caused it to rain upon one city,
1 Or, not run together?

And caused it not to rain upon another city:
One piece was rained upon,

And the piece whereupon it rained not withered.
8 So two or three cities wandered unto one city, to drink water;

But they were not satisfied:

Yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD. 9 I have smitten you with blasting and mildew :

1 When your gardens and your vineyards
And your fig trees and your olive trees increased,
The palmerworm devoured them :

et have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD.
10 I have sent among you the pestilence after the manner of Egypt:

Your young men have I slain with the sword, 3 And have taken away your horses; And I have made the stink of your camps to come up unto your nostrils:

Yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD. 11 I have overthrown some of you,

As God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah,
And ye were as a firebrand plucked out of the burning :

Yet have ve not returned unto me, saith the LORD. 12 Therefore thus will I do unto thee, O Israel:

And because I will do this unto thee,

Prepare to meet thy God, O Israel
13 For, lo, he that formeth the mountains, and createth the 4 wind,

And declareth unto man what is his the
That maketh the morning darkness,
And treadeth upon the high places of the earth,

The LORD, The God of hosts, is his name.
E HEAR ye this word which I take up against you,
• Even a lamentation, O house of Israel.

lat 2 The virgin of Israel is fallen-she shall no more rise :

She is forsaken upon her land—there is none to raise her up. 3 For thus saith the Lord God;

The city that went out by a thousand--shall leave an hundred,
And that which went forth by an hundred—shall leave ten,
To the house of Israel.

For thus saith the Lord unto the house of Israel,
Seek ye me, and ye shall live :
5 But seek not Beth-el, nor enter into Gilgal,

And pass not to Beer-sheba :
For Gilgal shall surely go into captivity,

Online And Beth-el shall come to nought. 6 Seek the Lord, and e shall live :

Lest he break out like fire in the house of
And devour it, and there be none to quench it in Beth-el.

Ye who turn judgment to wormwood,
And leave off righteousness in the earth,
Q Seel him that maketh the seven stars and Orion

And turneth the shadow of death into the morning
And maketh the day dark with night :
That calleth for the waters of the sea,

tazh And poureth them out upon the face of the earth :

The LORD is his name: 9 That strengtheneth the 5 spoiled against the strong,

So that the spoiled shall come against the fortress. 10

They hate him that rebuketh in the gate, And they abhor him that speaketh uprightly. 11 Forasmuch therefore as your treading is upon the poor,

And ye take from him burdens of wheat :

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the palmerworm, &c. 2 Or, in the way.

3 Heb. With the captivity of your horses.
4 Or, spirit.
5 Heb. spoil,

Ye have built houses of hewn stone-but ye shall not dwell in them;

Ye have planted pleasant vineyards—but ye shall not drink wine of them.

12 For I know your manifold transgressions and your mighty sins :

They afflict the just, they take 2 a bribe,

And they turn aside the poor in the gate from their right.

13 Therefore the prudent shall keep silence in that time;

For it is an evil time.

14 Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live :

And so the LORD, the God of hosts, shall be with you,

As ye have spoken.

15 Hate the evil, and love the good,

And establish judgment in the gate :

It may be that the Lord God of hosts will be gracious

Unto the remnant of Joseph.

16 Therefore the LORD, the God of hosts, the Lord, saith thus;

Wailing shall be in all streets;

And they shall say in all the highways, Alas / alas !

And they shall call the husbandman to mourning,

And such as are skilful of lamentation to wailing,

17 And in all vineyards shall be wailing :

For I will pass through thee, saith the LORD.

18 WOE unto you that desire the day of the LORD!

To what end is it for you?

The day of the LORD is darkness, and not light.

19 As if a man did flee from a lion,

And a bear met him;

Or went into the house, and leaned his hand on the wall,

And a serpent bit him.

20 Shall not the day of the LORD be darkness, and not light?

Even very dark, and no brightness in it?

I hate, I despise your feast days,

And I will not s smell in your solemn assemblies.
Though ye offer me burnt offerings and your meat offerings,
I will not accept them :

Neither will I regard the 4 peace offerings of your fat beasts.

23 Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs;

For I will not hear the melody of thy viols.

24 But let judgment run down as waters,

And righteousness as a mighty stream.

25 Have ye offered unto me sacrifices and offerings

In the wilderness forty years, O house of Israel?

26 But ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch

And Chiun your images,

The star of your god, which ye made to yourselves.

27 Therefore will I cause you to go into captivity beyond Damascus,

Saith the LORD, whose name is The God of hosts.

WOE to them that 7 are at ease in Zion,
And trust in the mountain of Samaria,
Which are named 8 chief of the nations,

To whom the house of Israel came !
2 Pass ye unto Calneh, and see;

And from thence go ye to Hamath the great :
Then go down to Gath of the Philistines:
Be they better than these kingdoms?
Or their border greater than your border?

Ye that put far away the evil day,
And cause the seat of violence to come near;
4 That lie upon beds of ivory,

1 Heb. vineyards of desire.

2 Or, a ransom.

3 Or, smell your holy days.

4 Or, thank offerings.

5 Heb. roll.

6 Or, Siccuth your king.

7 Or, are secure.

8 Or, firstfruits.

9 Or, habitation.

And stretch themselves upon their couches,
And eat the lambs out of the flock,

And the calves out of the midst of the stall; 5 That 2 chant to the sound of the viol,

And invent to themselves instruments of music, like David; 6 That drink s wine in bowls,

And anoint themselves with the chief ointments :

But they are not grieved for the 4 affliction of Joseph 7 Therefore now shall they go captive with the first that go captive,

And the banquet of them that stretched themselves shall be removed. 8 The Lord God hath sworn by himself,

Saith the LORD the God of hosts,
I abhor the excellency of Jacob, and hate his palaces :

Therefore will I deliver up the city with 5 all that is therein. 9 And it shall come to pass, if there remain ten men in one house, that they 10 shall die. And a man's uncle shall take him up, and he that burneth him, to

bring out the bones out of the house, and shall say unto him that is by the sides of the house, Is there yet any with thee? and he shall say, No. Then shall he say, Hold thy tongue: for 6 we may not make mention of the name of the

LORD. 11 For, behold, the LORD commandeth,

And he will smite the great house with 7 breaches,

And the little house with clefts.
12 Shall horses run upon the rock?

Will one plow there with oxen?
For ye have turned judgment into gall,

And the fruit of righteousness into hemlock: 13 Ye which rejoice in a thing of nought;

Which say, Have we not taken to us horns by our own strength?
14 But, behold, I will raise up against you a nation, O house of Israel,

Saith the Lord the God of hosts;
And they shall afflict you from the entering in of Hemath

Unto the 8 river of the wilderness. my THUS hath the Lord God showed unto me; and, behold, he formed grass"hoppers in the beginning of the shooting up of the latter growth; and, lo, it 2 was the latter growth after the king's mowings. And it came to pass, that when they had made an end of eating the grass of the land, then I said,

O Lord God, forgive, I beseech thee: 10 By whom shall Jacob arise ? - for he is small. 3 The LORD repented for this :

It shall not be, saith the LORD. 4 THUS hath the Lord God showed unto me: and, behold, the Lord God

called to contend by fire, and it devoured the great deep, and did eat up a part. 5 Then said I,

O Lord God, cease, I beseech thee: By whom shall Jacob arise ?-for he is small, 6 The LORD repented for this :

This also shall not be, saith the Lord God. 7 THUS he showed me: and, behold, the Lord stood upon a wall made by a 8 plumbline, with a plumbline in his hand. And the LORD said unto me, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A plumbline. Then said the Lord,

Behold, I will set a plumbline in the midst of my people Israel:
I will not again pass by them any more :
9 And the high places of Isaac shall be desolate,

And the sanctuaries of Israel shall be laid waste;
And I will rise against the house of Jeroboam with the sword.

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