Israel Has Not Returned to God

1 Hear this word, you cows of Bashan on Mount Samaria, you women who oppress the poor and crush the needy and say to your husbands, “Bring us some drinks!”
2 The Sovereign LORD has sworn by his holiness: “The time will surely come when you will be taken away with hooks, the last of you with fishhooks.a
References for Amos 4:2
    • k 4:2 - Or "away in baskets," / "the last of you in fish baskets"
      3 You will each go straight out through breaches in the wall, and you will be cast out toward Harmon,b ” declares the LORD.
      References for Amos 4:3
        • l 4:3 - Masoretic Text; with a different word division of the Hebrew (see Septuagint) "out, you mountain of oppression"
          4 “Go to Bethel and sin; go to Gilgal and sin yet more. Bring your sacrifices every morning, your tithes every three years.c
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          5 Burn leavened bread as a thank offering and brag about your freewill offerings— boast about them, you Israelites, for this is what you love to do,” declares the Sovereign LORD.
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          6 “I gave you empty stomachs in every city and lack of bread in every town, yet you have not returned to me,” declares the LORD.
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          7 “I also withheld rain from you when the harvest was still three months away. I sent rain on one town, but withheld it from another. One field had rain; another had none and dried up.