Amos 4:4-13 NIV

4 "Go to Bethel1 and sin; go to Gilgal2 and sin yet more. Bring your sacrifices every morning,3 your tithes4 every three years.a5

References for Amos 4:4

    • b 4:4 - Or "tithes on the third day"
      5 Burn leavened bread6 as a thank offering and brag about your freewill offerings7-- boast about them, you Israelites, for this is what you love to do," declares the Sovereign LORD.

      References for Amos 4:5

      6 "I gave you empty stomachsb in every city and lack of bread in every town, yet you have not returned to me," declares the LORD.8

      References for Amos 4:6

        • c 4:6 - Hebrew "you cleanness of teeth"
          7 "I also withheld9 rain from you when the harvest was still three months away. I sent rain on one town, but withheld it from another.10 One field had rain; another had none and dried up.

          References for Amos 4:7

          8 People staggered from town to town for water11 but did not get enough12 to drink, yet you have not returned13 to me," declares the LORD.14

          References for Amos 4:8

          9 "Many times I struck your gardens and vineyards, I struck them with blight and mildew.15 Locusts16 devoured your fig and olive trees,17 yet you have not returned18 to me," declares the LORD.

          References for Amos 4:9

          10 "I sent plagues19 among you as I did to Egypt.20 I killed your young men21 with the sword, along with your captured horses. I filled your nostrils with the stench22 of your camps, yet you have not returned to me,"23 declares the LORD.24

          References for Amos 4:10

          11 "I overthrew some of you as Ic overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.25 You were like a burning stick26 snatched from the fire, yet you have not returned to me," declares the LORD.27

          References for Amos 4:11

            • d 4:11 - Hebrew "God"
              12 "Therefore this is what I will do to you, Israel, and because I will do this to you, prepare to meet your God, O Israel."
              13 He who forms the mountains,28 creates the wind,29 and reveals his thoughts30 to man, he who turns dawn to darkness, and treads the high places of the earth31-- the LORD God Almighty is his name.32

              References for Amos 4:13