1 Hear this word, you{+} kine of Bashan, who are in the mountain of Samaria, who oppress the poor, who crush the needy, who say to their lords, Bring, and let us drink.

2 The Sovereign Yahweh has sworn by his holiness, that, look, the days will come upon you{+}, that they will take you{+} away with hooks, and your{+} residue with fishhooks.

3 And you{+} will go out at the breaches, everyone straight before her; and you{+} will be cast toward Harmon, says Yahweh.

4 Come to Beth-el, and transgress; to Gilgal, [and] multiply transgression; and bring your{+} sacrifices every morning, [and] your{+} tithes every three days;

5 and offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving of that which is leavened, and proclaim freewill-offerings and publish them: for this pleases you{+}, O you{+} sons of Israel, says the Sovereign Yahweh.

6 And I also have given you{+} cleanness of teeth in all your{+} cities, and want of bread in all your{+} places; yet you{+} have not returned to me, says Yahweh.

7 And I also have withheld the rain from you{+}, when there were yet three months to the harvest; and I caused it to rain 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 withered.

8 So two or three cities wandered to one city to drink water, and were not satisfied: yet you{+} have not returned to me, says Yahweh.

9 I have struck you{+} with blasting and mildew: the multitude of your{+} gardens and your{+} vineyards and your{+} fig-trees and your{+} olive-trees has the palmer-worm devoured: yet you{+} have not returned to me, says Yahweh.

10 I have sent among you{+} the pestilence after the manner of Egypt: your{+} young men I have slain with the sword, and have carried away your{+} horses; and I have made the stench of your{+} camp to come up even into your{+} nostrils: yet you{+} have not returned to me, says Yahweh.

11 I have overthrown [cities] among you{+}, as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, and you{+} were as a brand plucked out of the burning: yet you{+} have not returned to me, says Yahweh.

12 Therefore thus I will do to you, O Israel; [and] because I will do this to you, prepare to meet your God, O Israel.

13 For, look, he who forms the mountains, and creates the wind, and declares what his thought is to man; who makes the morning darkness, and treads on the high places of the Earth--Yahweh, the God of hosts, is his name.