HearH8085 you thisH2088 wordH1697 whichH834 I takeH5375 up againstH5921 you, even a lamentation,H7015 O houseH1004 of Israel.H3478
The virginH1330 of IsraelH3478 is fallen;H5307 she shall noH3808 moreH5750 rise:H6965 she is forsakenH5203 on her land;H127 there is noneH369 to raiseH6965 her up.
For thusH3541 saidH559 the LordH136 GOD;H3069 The cityH5892 that wentH3318 out by a thousandH505 shall leaveH7604 an hundred,H3967 and that which wentH3318 forthH3318 by an hundredH3967 shall leaveH7604 ten,H6235 to the houseH1004 of Israel.H3478
For thusH3541 saidH559 the LORDH3068 to the houseH1004 of Israel,H3478 SeekH1875 you me, and you shall live:H2421
But seekH1875 not Bethel,H1008 norH3808 enterH935 into Gilgal,H1537 and passH5674 not to Beersheba:H884 for GilgalH1537 shall surely go into captivity,H1540 and BethelH1008 shall comeH1961 to nothing.H205
SeekH1875 the LORD,H3068 and you shall live;H2421 lestH6435 he breakH6743 out like fireH784 in the houseH1004 of Joseph,H3130 and devourH398 it, and there be noneH369 to quenchH3518 it in Bethel.H1008
You who turnH2015 judgmentH4941 to wormwood,H3939 and leaveH5117 off righteousnessH6666 in the earth,H776
Seek him that makesH6213 the sevenH3598 starsH3598 and Orion,H3685 and turnsH2015 the shadowH6757 of deathH6757 into the morning,H1242 and makes the dayH3117 darkH2821 with night:H3915 that callsH7121 for the watersH4325 of the sea,H3220 and poursH8210 them out on the faceH6440 of the earth:H776 The LORDH3068 is his name:H8034
That strengthensH1082 the spoiledH7701 againstH5921 the strong,H5794 so that the spoiledH7701 shall comeH935 againstH5921 the fortress.H4013
They hateH8130 him that rebukesH3198 in the gate,H8179 and they abhorH8581 him that speaksH1696 uprightly.H8549
For as muchH3282 thereforeH3651 as your treadingH1318 is on the poor,H1800 and you takeH3947 from him burdensH4864 of wheat:H1250 you have builtH1129 housesH1004 of hewnH1496 stone,H1496 but you shall not dwellH3427 in them; you have plantedH5193 pleasantH2531 vineyards,H3754 but you shall not drinkH8354 wineH3196 of them.
For I knowH3045 your manifoldH7227 transgressions H6588and your mightyH6099 sins:H2403 they afflictH6887 the just,H6662 they takeH3947 a bribe,H3724 and they turnH5186 asideH5186 the poorH34 in the gateH8179 from their right.
ThereforeH3651 the prudentH7919 shall keep silenceH1826 in that time;H6256 for it is an evilH7451 time.H6256
SeekH1875 good,H2896 and not evil,H7451 that you may live:H2421 and soH3651 the LORD,H3068 the GodH430 of hosts,H6635 shall be with you, as you have spoken.H559
HateH8130 the evil,H7451 and loveH157 the good,H2896 and establishH3322 judgmentH4941 in the gate:H8179 it may be that the LORDH3068 GodH430 of hostsH6635 will be graciousH2587 to the remnantH7611 of Joseph.H3130
ThereforeH3651 the LORD,H3068 the GodH430 of hosts,H6635 the LORD,H136 saidH559 thus;H3541 WailingH4553 shall be in allH3605 streets;H7339 and they shall sayH559 in allH3605 the highways,H2351 Alas!H1930 alas!H1930 and they shall callH7121 the farmerH406 to mourning,H60 and such as are skillfulH3045 of lamentationH5092 to wailing.H4553
And in allH3605 vineyardsH3754 shall be wailing:H4553 for I will passH5674 throughH7130 you, saidH559 the LORD.H3068
WoeH1945 to you that desireH183 the dayH3117 of the LORD!H3068 to whatH4100 end is it for you? the dayH3117 of the LORDH3068 is darkness,H2822 and not light.H216
As ifH834 a manH376 did fleeH5127 from a lion,H738 and a bearH1677 metH6293 him; or wentH935 into the house,H1004 and leanedH5564 his handH3027 onH5921 the wall,H7023 and a serpentH5175 bitH5391 him.
Shall not the dayH3117 of the LORDH3068 be darkness,H2822 and not light?H216 even veryH651 dark,H651 and noH3808 brightnessH5051 in it?
I hate,H8130 I despiseH3988 your feastH2282 days, and I will not smellH7306 in your solemnH6116 assemblies.H6116
ThoughH3588 H518 you offerH5927 me burntH5930 offerings H4503and your meat offerings, I will not acceptH7521 them: neitherH3808 will I regardH5027 the peaceH8002 offerings of your fatH4806 beasts.H4806
TakeH5493 you awayH5493 from me the noiseH1995 of your songs;H7892 for I will not hearH8085 the melodyH2172 of your viols.H5035
But let judgmentH4941 runH1556 down as waters,H4325 and righteousnessH6666 as a mightyH386 stream.H5158
Have you offeredH5066 to me sacrificesH2077 and offeringsH4503 in the wildernessH4057 fortyH705 years,H8141 O houseH1004 of Israel?H3478
But you have borneH5375 the tabernacleH5522 of your MolochH4432 and ChiunH3594 your images,H6754 the starH3556 of your god,H430 whichH834 you madeH6213 to yourselves.
Therefore will I cause you to go into captivityH1540 beyondH1973 Damascus,H1834 saidH559 the LORD,H3068 whose nameH8034 is The GodH430 of hosts.H6635