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Amos 4 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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“Yet You Have Not Returned to Me”

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 4:1 - Hear this word, you [fn]cows of Bashan who are on the mountain of Samaria,
Who exploit the poor, who oppress the needy,
[fn]And say to their [fn]husbands, “Bring now, that we may drink!”
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 4:2 - The Lord [fn]GOD has sworn by His holiness,
“For behold, the days are coming upon you
When [fn]they will take you away with meat hooks,
And the last of you with fish hooks.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 4:3 - “You will go out through holes in the walls,
One in front of the other,
And you [fn]will be hurled to Harmon,” declares the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 4:4 - “Enter Bethel and do wrong;
In Gilgal multiply wrongdoing!
Bring your sacrifices every morning,
Your tithes every three days.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 4:5 - [fn]Offer a thanksgiving offering also from that which is leavened,
And proclaim [fn]voluntary offerings, make them known.
For so you love to do, you sons of Israel,”
Declares the Lord GOD.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 4:6 - “But I gave you also cleanness of teeth in all your cities,
And lack of bread in all your places;
Yet you have not returned to Me,” declares the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 4:7 - “Furthermore, I withheld the rain from you
While there were still three months until harvest.
Then I would send rain on one city,
But on another city I would not send rain;
One part would be rained on,
While the part not rained on would dry up.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 4:8 - “So the people of two or three cities would stagger to another city to drink water,
But would not be satisfied;
Yet you have not returned to Me,” declares the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 4:9 - “I struck you with scorching wind and mildew;
The caterpillar was devouring
Your many gardens and vineyards, fig trees and olive trees;
Yet you have not returned to Me,” declares the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 4:10 - “I sent a plague among you [fn]as in Egypt;
I killed your young men with the sword, along with your captured horses,
And I made the stench of your camp rise up in your nostrils;
Yet you have not returned to Me,” declares the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 4:11 - “I overthrew you, as God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah,
And you were like a log snatched from a fire;
Yet you have not returned to Me,” declares the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 4:12 - “Therefore so I will do to you, Israel;
Because I will do this to you,
Prepare to meet your God, Israel.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 4:13 - For behold, He who forms mountains and creates the wind,
And declares to a person what are His thoughts,
He who makes dawn into darkness
And treads on the high places of the earth,
The LORD God of armies is His name.
NASB20 Footnotes
I.e., haughty, prominent women
Lit Who
Lit lords
Heb YHWH, usually rendered LORD, and so throughout the ch
Lit he
As in LXX; MT will hurl
Lit Offer up in smoke
Or freewill offerings
Lit in the way of Egypt

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