Israel Multiplies Iniquities1 Hear this word, O heifers of the land of Bashan! the ones in the mountain of Samaria, the ones tyrannizing over the poor, and trampling upon the needy; the ones saying to their masters, Give over to us so that we should drink! 2 The lord swears an oath according to his holy things, For behold, days come upon you when they shall take you with weapons; and the ones with you [2into 3kettles 4being fired up with 1they shall put 6fires 5pestilent]. 3 And you shall be brought forth naked in front of one another, and you shall be thrown onto mount Renmon, says the lord. 4 You entered into Beth-el, and were impious; and in Gilgal you multiplied to be impious; and you brought in the morning of your sacrifice offerings in the third day of your tithes. 5 And they read outside the law, and called for an acknowledgment offering. Announce! that [5these things 4loved 1the 2sons 3of Israel], says the lord. 6 And I will give to you an ache of teeth among all your cities, and lack of bread loaves in all your places; and you did not return to me, says the lord. 7 And I withheld from you the rain before the three months of the gathering of crops; and I shall rain upon [2city 1one], but upon [2other city 1one] I will not rain; [2portion 1one] there shall be rain, and the portion upon which I shall not rain shall be dry. 8 And [5shall be gathered together 1the inhabitants of two 2or 3three 4cities] to one city to drink water; and in no way shall they be filled up. And you returned not to me, says the lord.
The LORD Strikes Israel9 I struck you with burning fire and with jaundice. You multiplied your gardens. Your vineyards, and your fig groves, and your olive groves -- [3devoured them 1the 2caterpillar]. And neither thus you returned to me, says the lord. 10 I sent to you plague in the way of Egypt. I killed [2by 3the broadsword 1your young men], with a captivity of your horses. And I led [2by 3fire 1your camps] in your anger, and neither thus you returned to me, says the lord. 11 I eradicated you as [2eradicated 1God] Sodom and Gomorrah, and you became as a firebrand being pulled out from burning; and neither thus you returned to me, says the lord. 12 On account of this, thus I will do to you, O Israel. Furthermore that thus I will do to you, you prepare to call upon your God, O Israel! 13 For behold, the one stiffening thunder, and creating wind, and reporting unto men his graciousness, producing the dawn and fog, and mounting upon the heights of the earth -- the lord God almighty is his name.
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