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Amos 4:6-13 (Holman Christian Standard)

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God's Discipline and Israel's Apostasy

6 I gave you absolutely nothing to eata in all your cities, a shortage of food in all your communities, yet you did not return to Me- the Lord's declaration. 7 I also withheld the rain from youb while there were still three months until harvest. I sent rain on one city but no rain on another. One field received rain while a field with no rain withered.c 8 Two or three cities staggered to another city to drink water but were not satisfied, yet you did not return to Me- the Lord's declaration. 9 I struck you with blight and mildew;d the locust devoured your many gardens and vineyards, your fig trees and olive trees,e yet you did not return to Me- the Lord's declaration. 10 I sent plagues like those of Egypt;f I killed your young men with the sword, along with your captured horses. I caused the stench of your camp to fill your nostrils,g yet you did not return to Me- the Lord's declaration. 11 I overthrew some of you as Ih overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah,i and you were like a burning stick snatched from a fire,j yet you did not return to Me- the Lord's declaration. 12 Therefore, Israel, that is what I will do to you, and since I will do that to you, Israel, prepare to meet your God! 13 He is here: the One who forms the mountains,k creates the wind,l and reveals Hism thoughts to man, the One who makes the dawn out of darknessn and strides on the heights of the earth. Yahweh, the God of Hosts, is His name.
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