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will I send a fire upon Teman, id it shall devour the palaces of Bozrah. ius saith the LORD r three transgressions of the children of Ammon, a, for four, I will not reverse it: cause they have ripped up the women with child of Gilead, at they might enlarge their border. will I kindle a fire in the wall of Rabbah, id it shall devour the palaces thereof, ith shouting in the day of battle, ith a tempest in the day of the whirlwind; id their king shall go into captivity, ? and his princes together, ith the LORD.

hus saith the LORD:
or three transgressions of Moab,
a, for four, I will not reverse it:
cause he burned the bones of the king of
Edom into lime.

will I send a fire upon Moab,
id it shall devour the palaces of Kerioth;
id Moab shall die with tumult,
ith shouting, and with the sound of the
id I will cut off the judge from the midst
id will slay all the princes thereof with
ith the LORD.
ius saith the LORD:
r three transgressions of Judah,


Yea, for four, I will not reverse it:
Because they have rejected the law of the

And have not kept His statutes,
And their lies have caused them to err,

After which their fathers did walk. 5 So will I send a fire upon Judah, And it shall devour the palaces of Jeru


6 Thus saith the LORD:

For three transgressions of Israel,
Yea, for four, I will not reverse it:
Because they sell the righteous for silver,

And the needy for a pair of shoes; 7 That pant after the dust of the earth on the

head of the poor, And turn aside the way of the humble; And a man and his father go unto the same

maid, To profane My holy name; 8 And they lay themselves down beside every

altar Upon clothes taken in pledge, And in the house of their God they drink

The wine of them that have been fined. 9 Yet destroyed I the Amorite before them, Whose height was like the height of the

And he was strong as the oaks;
Yet I destroyed his fruit from above,

And his roots from beneath. 10 Also I brought you up out of the land of

And led you forty years in the wilderness,

o possess the land of the Amorite.
nd I raised up of your sons for prophets,
nd of your young men for Nazirites.
it not even thus, 0 ye children of Israel?
ith the LORD.
it ye gave the Nazirites wine to drink;
ad commanded the prophets, saying:
‘Prophesy not.

Seek Good Not Evil
For thus saith the LORD unto the house

of Israel:
ek ye Me, and live;
at seek not Beth-el,
or enter into Gilgal,
nd pass not to Beer-sheba;
or Gilgal shall surely go into captivity,
nd Beth-el shall come to nought.
ek the LORD, and live-
est He break out like fire in the house of
nd it devour, and there be none to quench
it in Beth-el-
- who turn justice to wormwood,
nd cast righteousness to the ground;
im that maketh the Pleiades and Orion,
nd bringeth on the shadow of death in the
nd darkeneth the day into night;
hat calleth for the waters of the sea,
nd poureth them out upon the face of the
he LORD is His name;
hat causeth destruction to flash upon the

UNIVERSI! Or miuRICAN LIBRARIES So that destruction cometh upon the fortress.

10 They hate him that reproveth in the gate, And they abhor him that speaketh up

rightly. 11 Therefore, because ye trample upon the

And take from him exactions of wheat;
Ye have built houses of hewn stone,
But ye shall not dwell in them,
Ye have planted pleasant vineyards,

But ye shall not drink the wine thereof. 12 For I know how manifold are your trans

gressions, And how mighty are your sins; Ye that afflict the just, that take a ransom,

And that turn aside the needy in the gate. 13 Therefore the prudent doth keep silence in

such a time;
For it is an evil time.

14 Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live; And so the LORD, the God of hosts, will be

with you, as ye say.
15 Hate the evil, and love the good,

And establish justice in the gate;
It may be that the LORD, the God of hosts,
Will be gracious unto the remnant of


16 Therefore thus saith the LORD,

The God of hosts, the Lord:
Lamentation shall be in all the broad



d they shall say in all the streets: 'Alas!
d they shall call the husbandman
d proclaim lamentation to such as
kilful of wailing.
d in all vineyards shall be lamentation;
r I will pass through the midst of thee,
th the LORD.


de unto you that desire the day of the
herefore would ye have the day of the
is darkness, and not light.

if a man did flee from a lion,
ad a bear met him;
ad went into the house and leaned his
hand on the wall,
ad a serpent bit him.
all not the day of the LORD be darkness,
and not light?
ven very dark, and no brightness in it?
hate, I despise your feasts,
nd I will take no delight in your solemn
ea, though ye offer me burnt-offerings and
your meal-offerings,
will not accept them;
either will I regard the peace-offerings of
your fat beasts.
'ake thou away from Me the noise of thy
nd let Me not hear the melody of thy

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