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Amos 4
New Living Translation

Israel’s Failure to Learn

4Listen to me, you fat cows living in Samaria, you women who oppress the poor and crush the needy, and who are always calling to your husbands, “Bring us another drink!”H8085H1697H6510H1316H2022H8111H6231H1800H7533H34H559H113H935H8354 2The Sovereign Lord has sworn this by his holiness. “The time will come when you will be led away with hooks in your noses. Every last one of you will be dragged away like a fish on a hook!H136H3069H7650H6944H3117H935H5375H6793H319H1729H5518 3You will be led out through the ruins of the wall; you will be thrown from your fortresses,” says the Lord.H3318H6556H802H7993H2038H5002H3068 4“Go ahead and offer sacrifices to the idols at Bethel. Keep on disobeying at Gilgal. Offer sacrifices each morning, and bring your tithes every three days.H935H1008H6586H1537H7235H6586H935H2077H1242H4643H7969H3117 5Present your bread made with yeast as an offering of thanksgiving. Then give your extra voluntary offerings so you can brag about it everywhere! This is the kind of thing you Israelites love to do,” says the Sovereign Lord.H6999H8426H2557H7121H8085H5071H3651H157H1121H3478H5002H136H3069 6“I brought hunger to every city and famine to every town. But still you would not return to me,” says the Lord.H5414H5356H8127H5892H2640H3899H4725H7725H5002H3068 7“I kept the rain from falling when your crops needed it the most. I sent rain on one town but withheld it from another. Rain fell on one field, while another field withered away.H4513H1653H7969H2320H7105H4305H259H5892H4305H259H5892H259H2513H4305H2513H4305H3001 8People staggered from town to town looking for water, but there was never enough. But still you would not return to me,” says the Lord.H8147H7969H5892H5128H259H5892H8354H4325H7646H7725H5002H3068 9“I struck your farms and vineyards with blight and mildew. Locusts devoured all your fig and olive trees. But still you would not return to me,” says the Lord.H5221H7711H3420H1593H3754H8384H2132H7235H1501H398H7725H5002H3068 10“I sent plagues on you like the plagues I sent on Egypt long ago. I killed your young men in war and led all your horses away. The stench of death filled the air! But still you would not return to me,” says the Lord.H7971H1698H1870H4714H970H2026H2719H7628H5483H889H4264H5927H639H7725H5002H3068 11“I destroyed some of your cities, as I destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah. Those of you who survived were like charred sticks pulled from a fire. But still you would not return to me,” says the Lord.H2015H430H4114H5467H6017H181H5337H8316H7725H5002H3068 12“Therefore, I will bring upon you all the disasters I have announced. Prepare to meet your God in judgment, you people of Israel!”H6213H3478H6118H6213H3559H7125H430H3478 13For the Lord is the one who shaped the mountains, stirs up the winds, and reveals his thoughts to mankind. He turns the light of dawn into darkness and treads on the heights of the earth. The Lord God of Heaven’s Armies is his name!H3335H2022H1254H7307H5046H120H7808H6213H7837H5890H1869H1116H776H3068H430H6635H8034


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