Amos 4:1-13 NIV

Amos 4:1-13 NIV [1] Hear this word, you cows of Bashan on Mount Samaria, you women who oppress the poor and crush the needy and say to your husbands, "Bring us some drinks!" [2] The Sovereign LORD has sworn by his holiness: "The time will surely come when you will be taken away with hooks, the last of you with fishhooks. [3] You will each go straight out through breaches in the wall, and you will be cast out toward Harmon," declares the LORD. [4] "Go to Bethel and sin; go to Gilgal and sin yet more. Bring your sacrifices every morning, your tithes every three years. [5] Burn leavened bread as a thank offering and brag about your freewill offerings-boast about them, you Israelites, for this is what you love to do," declares the Sovereign LORD. [6] "I gave you empty stomachs in every city and lack of bread in every town, yet you have not returned to me," declares the LORD. [7] "I also withheld rain from you when the harvest was still three months away. I sent rain on one town, but withheld it from another. One field had rain; another had none and dried up. [8] People staggered from town to town for water but did not get enough to drink, yet you have not returned to me," declares the LORD. [9] "Many times I struck your gardens and vineyards, destroying them with blight and mildew. Locusts devoured your fig and olive trees, yet you have not returned to me," declares the LORD. [10] "I sent plagues among you as I did to Egypt. I killed your young men with the sword, along with your captured horses. I filled your nostrils with the stench of your camps, yet you have not returned to me," declares the LORD. [11] "I overthrew some of you as I overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah. You were like a burning stick snatched from the fire, yet you have not returned to me," declares the LORD. [12] "Therefore this is what I will do to you, Israel, and because I will do this to you, Israel, prepare to meet your God." [13] He who forms the mountains, who creates the wind, and who reveals his thoughts to mankind, who turns dawn to darkness, and treads on the heights of the earth-the LORD God Almighty is his name.

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