1Hear 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 .
The LordGOD hath sworn by his holiness, that, lo, the days shall come upon you, that he will take you away with hooks, and your posterity with fishhooks .
And ye shall go out at the breaches,every cow at that which is before her; and ye shall casta them into the palace,saith the LORD.4Come to Bethel, and transgress ; at Gilgalmultiplytransgression ; and bring your sacrifices every morning, and your tithes after threebyears:5
And offerc a sacrifice of thanksgiving with leaven, and proclaim and publish the free offerings: for thisliketh you, O ye children of Israel,saith the LordGOD.6
And I also have given you cleanness of teeth in all your cities, and want of bread in all your places: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD.7
And also I have withholden the rain from you, when there were yet threemonths to the harvest: and I caused it to rain upon onecity, and caused it not to rain upon anothercity:onepiece was rained upon, and the piece whereupon it rained not withered .
So two or threecitieswandered unto onecity, to drinkwater; but they were not satisfied : yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD.9
I have smitten you with blasting and mildew: when your gardens and your vineyards and your fig trees and your olive treesincreased , the palmerwormdevoured them: yet 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, 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 GodoverthrewSodom and Gomorrah, and ye were as a firebrand plucked out of the burning: yet have ye 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 wind,d and declareth unto man what is his thought, that maketh the morningdarkness, and treadeth upon the high places of the earth, The LORD, The God of hosts, is his name.