1 Hear this word, cows of Bashan who [are] in the mountain of Samaria; who press down the poor, who crush the needy, who say to their masters, Bring in, that we may drink.
2 The Lord Jehovah has sworn by His holiness that the days shall come on you that He will lift you up with meat hooks, and your sons with fishhooks.
3 And you shall go out at the breaches, each woman straight before her. And you shall cast down the high place, says the LORD.
4 Come to Bethel and transgress; to Gilgal and multiply transgressing [at] Gilgal. And bring your sacrifices for the morning, your tithes for three years;
5 and offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving from that [which is] leavened, and cry out; call out the voluntary offerings! For so you love [to do], O sons of Israel, says the Lord Jehovah.
6 And I also have given you cleanness of teeth in all your cities, and lack of bread in all your places, and you have not returned to Me, says the LORD.
7 And I have also withheld the rain from you, when [there were] yet three months to the harvest. And I caused rain to fall on one city and caused it not to rain on another city; one piece was rained on, and the piece on which it did not rain dried up.
8 So two [or] three cities wandered to one city to drink water, but they were not satisfied; yet you have not returned to Me, says the LORD.
9 I have stricken you with blasting and mildew. When your gardens and your vineyards, and your fig trees. and your olive trees increased, the creeping locust devoured them; yet you have not returned to Me, says the LORD.
10 I have sent the plague among you in the way of Egypt; I have slain your young men with the sword, and have taken away your horses. And I have made the stench of your camps to come up into your nostrils; yet you have not returned to Me, says the LORD.
11 I have overthrown some among you, as God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, and you were like a firebrand plucked out of the burning; yet you have not returned to Me, says the LORD.
12 So I will do this to you, O Israel; because I will do this to you, prepare to meet your God, O Israel.
13 For lo, He forms the mountains and creates the wind, and declares to man what his thought [is]. He who makes the morning darkness, and treads on the high places of the earth; the LORD, the God of hosts, [is] His name.