Amos 4

1 Hear this word, you kine (women) of Bashan, that are in the mountain of Samaria (Shomeron), who oppress the poor, who crush the needy, who say to their masters (husbands), “Bring, and let us drink.”

2 Lord (Adonai) יהוה hath sworn by His holiness, that, behold, the days shall come upon you, that He will take you away with hooks, and your posterity with fishhooks.

3 And you shall go out at the breaches, every cow (women) at that which is before her; and you shall cast them into the palace,” saith יהוה.

4 “Come to Bethel (Beit-El), and transgress; at Gilgal multiply transgression; and bring your sacrifices every morning, and your tithes after three years;

5 And offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving with leaven, and proclaim and publish the free offerings, for this liketh you, O you children of Yisrael,” saith Lord (Adonai) יהוה.

6 “And I also have given you cleanness of teeth in all your cities, and want of bread in all your places; yet have you not returned unto Me,” saith יהוה.

7 “And also I have withholden 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 whereupon it rained not withered.

8 So two or three cities wandered unto one city, to drink water; but they were not satisfied; yet have you not returned unto me,” saith יהוה.

9 “I have smitten you with blasting and mildew; when your gardens and your vineyards and your fig trees and your olive trees increased, the palmerworm devoured them; yet have you not returned unto Me,” saith יהוה.

10 “I have sent among you the pestilence after the manner of Egypt (Mitsrayim); 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; yet have you not returned unto Me,” saith יהוה.

11 “I have overthrown some of you, as God (Elohim) overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, and you were as a firebrand plucked out of the burning; yet have you not returned unto Me,” saith יהוה.

12 “Therefore thus will I do unto you, O Yisrael; and because I will do this unto you, prepare to meet your God (Elohim), O Yisrael!”

13 For, behold, He Who formeth the mountains, and createth the wind, and declareth unto man what is His thought, that maketh the morning darkness, and treadeth upon the high places of the earth, יהוה God of hosts (YHWH Elohei Tsevaot) is His name.