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12 So will I send a fire upon Teman,
And it shall devour the palaces of Bozrah. 13 Thus saith the LORD:
For three transgressions of the children of
with child of Gilead, That they might enlarge their border. 14 So will I kindle a fire in the wall of Rabbah,
And it shall devour the palaces thereof,
With a tempest in the day of the whirlwind; 15 And their king shall go into captivity,
He and his princes together,
Thus saith the LORD: 2
For three transgressions of Moab,
Edom into lime.
And it shall devour the palaces of Kerioth;
thereof, And will slay all the princes thereof with
him, Saith the LORD. 4 Thus saith the LORD:
For three transgressions of Judah,
Yea, for four, I will not reverse it:
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,
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 his roots from beneath. 10 Also I brought you up out of the land of
To possess the land of the Amorite. 11 And I raised up of your sons for prophets,
And of your young men for Nazirites.
Saith the LORD. 12 But ye gave the Nazirites wine to drink; And commanded the prophets, saying: ‘Prophesy not.
Seek Good Not Evil
54 For thus saith the Lord unto the house
Nor enter into Gilgal,
And Beth-el shall come to nought. 6 Seek the LORD, and liveLest He break out like fire in the house of
it in Beth-el-
And cast righteousness to the ground; 8 Him that maketh the Pleiades and Orion, And bringeth on the shadow of death in the
earth; The LORD is His name; 9 That causeth destruction to flash upon the
So that destruction cometh upon the fortress.
10 They hate him that reproveth in the gate, And they abhor him that speaketh up
rightly. 1 Therefore, because ye trample upon the
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;
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.
And establish justice in the gate;
16 Therefore thus saith the LORD,
The God of hosts, the Lord:
And they shall say in all the streets: ‘Alas!
skilful of wailing.
For I will pass through the midst of thee,
18 Woe unto you that desire the day of the
And a bear ret him;
hand on the wall,
and not light? Even very dark, and no brightness in it? 21 I hate, I despise your feasts, And I will take no delight in your solemn
assemblies. 22 Yea, though ye offer me burnt-offerings and
your meal-offerings, I will not accept them; Neither will I regard the peace-offerings of
your fat beasts. 23 Take thou away from Me the noise of thy
songs; And let me not hear the melody of thy