1 Hear this word, ye cows of Bashan, that [are] in the mountain of Samaria, who oppress the poor, who crush the needy, who say to their masters, Bring, and let us drink.
2 The Lord GOD has sworn by his holiness that, behold, the days shall come upon you that he will take you away with hooks, and your posterity in fishing boats.
3 And ye shall go forth by the breaches one after another, and ye shall be cast out of the palace, saith the LORD.
4 Go to Bethel, and transgress; at Gilgal increase the rebellion; and bring your sacrifices early [in the morning] [and] your tithes every three years:
5 and offer a sacrifice of praise with leaven, and proclaim [and] publish the free [will] offerings for this is the way you like it, O ye sons of Israel, said the Lord GOD.
6 I also have given you cleanness of teeth in all your cities and want of bread in all your places: yet ye have not returned unto me, said the LORD.
7 And also I have withheld 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 upon which it did not rain withered.
8 So two or three cities wandered unto one city to drink water, but they were not satisfied, yet ye have not returned unto me, said the LORD.
9 I have smitten you with [the] east wind and with [the] caterpillar; your many gardens and your vineyards and your fig trees and your olive trees were devoured by the locust; yet ye have never returned unto me, said the LORD.
10 I have sent among you the pestilence in the way to 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; and ye never returned unto me, said the LORD.
11 I have overthrown [some] of you as God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, and ye were as a firebrand plucked out of the fire; and ye never returned unto me, said the LORD.
12 Therefore thus will I do unto thee, O Israel; [and] because I must do this unto thee, prepare to meet thy God, O Israel.
13 For, behold, he that forms the mountains and creates the wind and declares unto man what [is] his thought, that makes the darkness into morning and treads above the high places of the earth, The LORD, The God of the hosts, [is] his name.: