People staggered from town to town for water1 but did not get enough2 to drink, yet you have not returned3 to me," declares the LORD.4
"Many times I struck your gardens and vineyards, I struck them with blight and mildew.5 Locusts6 devoured your fig and olive trees,7 yet you have not returned8 to me," declares the LORD.
"I sent plagues9 among you as I did to Egypt.10 I killed your young men11 with the sword, along with your captured horses. I filled your nostrils with the stench12 of your camps, yet you have not returned to me,"13 declares the LORD.14
"I overthrew some of you as I overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.15 You were like a burning stick16 snatched from the fire, yet you have not returned to me," declares the LORD.17
"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."
He who forms the mountains,18 creates the wind,19 and reveals his thoughts20 to man, he who turns dawn to darkness, and treads the high places of the earth21-- the LORD God Almighty is his name.22