so two or three towns wandered to one town to drink water, and were not satisfied; yet you did not return to me, says the Lord.
I struck you with blight and mildew; I laid waste a your gardens and your vineyards; the locust devoured your fig trees and your olive trees; yet you did not return to me, says the Lord.
I sent among you a pestilence after the manner of Egypt; I killed your young men with the sword; I carried away your horses; b and I made the stench of your camp go up into your nostrils; yet you did not return to me, says the Lord.
I overthrew some of you, as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, and you were like a brand snatched from the fire; yet you did not return to me, says the Lord.
Therefore thus I will do to you, O Israel; because I will do this to you, prepare to meet your God, O Israel!
For lo, the one who forms the mountains, creates the wind, reveals his thoughts to mortals, makes the morning darkness, and treads on the heights of the earth— the Lord, the God of hosts, is his name!
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