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.
Lord GOD 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.
3And ye shall go
out at the breaches, every cow at that which is before her; and ye shall cast them into the palace, saith the LORD.
4Come to Bethel, and transgress; at Gilgal multiply transgression; and bring your
sacrifices every morning, and your tithes after three years:
offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving with leaven, and proclaim and publish the free offerings: for this liketh you, O ye children
of Israel, saith the Lord GOD.
6And 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.
7And also I have withholden
the rain from you, when there were yet three months to the harvest: and I caused it to rain upon one city, and caused it not
to rain upon another city: one piece was rained upon, and the piece whereupon it rained not withered.
8So two or three cities wandered unto one city, to drink water; but they were not
satisfied: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD.
have smitten you with blasting and mildew: when your gardens and your vineyards and your fig trees and your olive trees increased,
the palmerworm devoured them: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD.
10I 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.
have overthrown some of you, as God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, and ye were as a firebrand plucked out of the burning: yet
have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD.
thus will I do unto thee, O Israel: and because I will do this unto thee, prepare to meet thy God, O Israel.
13For, lo, he that formeth the mountains, and createth the wind, and declareth
unto man what is his thought, that maketh the morning darkness, and treadeth upon the high places of the earth, The LORD,
The God of hosts, is his name.