|1||Hear ye now what the LORD saith; Arise, contend thou before the mountains, and let the hills hear thy voice.|
|2||Hear ye, O mountains, the LORD'S controversy, and ye strong foundations of the earth: for the LORD hath a controversy with his people, and he will plead with Israel.||the LORD’s controversy|
|3||O my people, what have I done unto thee? and wherein have I wearied thee? testify against me.|
|4||For I brought thee up out of the land of Egypt, and redeemed thee out of the house of servants; and I sent before thee Moses, Aaron, and Miriam.|
O my people, remember now what
Balak king of Moab consulted, and what Balaam the son of Beor answered him
from Shittim unto Gilgal; that ye may know the righteousness of the LORD.
|6||Wherewith shall I come before the LORD, and bow myself before the high God? shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves of a year old?|
|7||Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams, or with ten thousands of rivers of oil? shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?||my transgression|
|8||He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?||walk humbly with thy God|
The LORD'S voice crieth unto the
city, and the man of wisdom shall see thy name: hear ye the rod,
and who hath appointed it.
|10||Are there yet the treasures of wickedness in the house of the wicked, and the scant measure that is abominable?|
|11||Shall I count them pure with the wicked balances, and with the bag of deceitful weights?|
|12||For the rich men thereof are full of violence, and the inhabitants thereof have spoken lies, and their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.|
|13||Therefore also will I make thee sick in smiting thee, in making thee desolate because of thy sins.|
|14||Thou shalt eat, but not be satisfied; and thy casting down shall be in the midst of thee; and thou shalt take hold, but shalt not deliver; and that which thou deliverest will I give up to the sword.|
Thou shalt sow, but thou shalt
not reap; thou shalt tread the olives, but thou shalt not anoint thee with
oil; and sweet wine, but shalt not drink wine.
For the statutes of
Omri are kept, and all the works of the house of Ahab, and ye walk in
their counsels; that I should make thee a desolation, and the inhabitants
thereof an hissing: therefore ye shall bear the reproach of my people.
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