Israel Has Not Returned to the Lord

Amos 4

6 "Also I gave you 1 cleanness of teeth in all your cities.
And lack of bread in all your places;
m Yet you have not returned to Me,"
Says the LORD.

7 "I also withheld rain from you,
When there were still three months to the harvest.
I made it rain on one city,
I withheld rain from another city.
One part was rained upon,
And where it did not rain the part withered.
8 So two or three cities wandered to another city to drink water,
But they were not satisfied;
Yet you have not returned to Me,"
Says the LORD.

9 "I n blasted you with blight and mildew.
When your gardens increased,
Your vineyards,
Your fig trees,
And your olive trees,
o The locust devoured them;
Yet you have not returned to Me,"
Says the LORD.

10 "I sent among you a plague p after the manner of Egypt;
Your young men I killed with a sword,
Along with your captive horses;
I made the stench of your camps come up into your nostrils;
Yet you have not returned to Me,"
Says the LORD.

11 "I overthrew some of you,
As God overthrew q Sodom and Gomorrah,
And you were like a firebrand plucked from the burning;
Yet you have not returned to Me,"
Says the LORD.

12 "Therefore thus will I do to you, O Israel;
Because I will do this to you,
r Prepare to meet your God, O Israel!"

13 For behold,
He who forms mountains,
And creates the 2 wind,
s Who declares to man what 3 his 3 thought is,
And makes the morning darkness,
t Who treads the high places of the earth -
u The LORD God of hosts is His name.

New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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