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Judgment on Judah and Israel

1 Thus says the LORD, "For three transgressions of Moab R33 and for four I will not revoke F11 its punishment, Because he burned R34 the bones of the king of Edom to lime.

2 "So I will send fire upon Moab

And it will consume the citadels of Kerioth; R35

And Moab will die amid tumult, R36

With war F12 cries and the sound of a trumpet.

3 "I will also cut off the judge R37 F13 from her midst

And slay all her princes R38 with him," says the LORD.

4 Thus says the LORD,

"For three transgressions of Judah R39 and for four

I will not revoke its punishment,

Because they rejected R40 the law of the LORD

And have not kept His statutes;

Their lies R41 F14 also have led them astray,

Those after which their fathers R42 walked.

5 "So I will send R43 fire upon Judah

And it will consume the citadels of Jerusalem."

6 Thus says the LORD,

"For three transgressions of Israel R44 and for four

I will not revoke its punishment,

Because they sell R45 the righteous for money

And the needy for a pair of sandals.

7 "These who pant F15 after the very dust of the earth on the head of the helpless R46

Also turn R47 aside the way of the humble;

And a man R48 and his father resort F16 to the same girl F17

In order to profane My holy name.

8 "On garments taken R49 as pledges they stretch out beside every R50 altar,

And in the house of their God they drink R51 the wine of those who have been fined.

9 "Yet it was I who destroyed the Amorite R52 before them,

Though F18 his height R53 was like the height of cedars

And he was strong as the oaks;

I even destroyed his fruit R54 above and his root below.

10 "It was I who brought R55 you up from the land of Egypt,

And I led you in the wilderness forty R56 years

That F19 you might take possession of the land of the Amorite. R57

11 "Then I raised R58 up some of your sons to be prophets

And some of your young men to be Nazirites. R59

Is this not so, O sons of Israel?" declares the LORD.

12 "But you made the Nazirites drink wine,

And you commanded the prophets saying, `You shall R60 not prophesy!'

13 "Behold, I am weighted R61 F20 down beneath you

As a wagon is F21 weighted down when filled with sheaves.

14 "Flight R62 F22 will perish from the swift,

And the stalwart will not strengthen his power,

Nor the mighty R63 man save his life. F23

15 "He who grasps R64 the bow will not stand his ground,

The swift of foot will not escape,

Nor will he who rides the horse R65 save his life. F24

16 "Even the bravest F25 among the warriors will flee R66 naked in that day," declares the LORD.

F11: Lit cause it to turn back, and so throughout the ch
F12: Or shouts
F13: Or executive officer
F14: Or false gods
F15: Or trample or, snap at the head of the helpless on the dust
F16: Lit go
F17: Possibly a harlot, or a temple prostitute
F18: Lit Whose height
F19: Lit To possess
F20: Or tottering
F21: Or totters
F22: Or A place of refuge
F23: Lit soul
F24: Lit soul
F25: Lit stout of heart

R33: Isaiah 15:1-16:14; 25:10-12; Jeremiah 48:1-47; Ezekiel 25:8-11; Zephaniah 2:8,9
R34: 2 Kings 3:26,27
R35: Jeremiah 48:24,41
R36: Jeremiah 48:45
R37: Psalms 2:10; 141:6; Amos 5:7,12; 6:12
R38: Job 1:12:21; Isaiah 40:23
R39: 2 Kings 17:19; Hosea 12:2; Amos 3:2
R40: Judges 2:17-20; 2 Kings 22:11-17; Jeremiah 6:19; 8:9
R41: Isaiah 9:15,16; 28:15; Jeremiah 16:19; Habakkuk 2:18
R42: Jeremiah 9:14; 16:11,12; Ezekiel 20:18,24,30
R43: Jeremiah 17:27; 21:10; Hosea 8:14
R44: 2 Kings 18:11,12
R45: Joel 3:3; Amos 5:11,12; 8:6
R46: Amos 8:4; Micah 2:2,9
R47: Amos 5:12
R48: Hosea 4:14
R49: Exodus 22:26
R50: Amos 3:14
R51: Amos 4:1; 6:6
R52: Numbers 21:23-25; Joshua 10:12
R53: Numbers 13:32
R54: Ezekiel 17:9; Malachi 4:1
R55: Exodus 12:51; 20:2; Amos 3:1; 9:7
R56: Deuteronomy 2:7
R57: Exodus 3:8
R58: Deuteronomy 18:18; Jeremiah 7:25
R59: Numbers 6:2,3; Judges 13:5
R60: Isaiah 30:10; Jeremiah 11:21; Amos 7:13,16; Micah 2:6
R61: Isaiah 1:14
R62: Isaiah 30:16,17
R63: Psalms 33:16; Jeremiah 9:23
R64: Jeremiah 51:56; Ezekiel 39:3
R65: Isaiah 31:3
R66: Judges 4:17


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