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The Jewish Study Bible Contextualizes the Hebrew Bible with accompanying scholarly text on Jewish traditions and history.

Chapter 4

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1Hear this word, you cows of Bashan On the hill of Samaria— Who defraud the poor, Who rob the needy; Who say to your a Heb. “their.” husbands, “Bring, and let's carouse!” 2My Lord GOD swears by His holiness: Behold, days are coming upon you b‐ Meaning of Heb. uncertain. When you will be carried off in baskets, And, to the last one, in fish baskets, 3And taken out [of the city]— Each one through a breach straight ahead— And flung on the refuse heap ‐b Meaning of Heb. uncertain.

—declares the LORD

4Come to Bethel and transgress; To Gilgal, and transgress even more: Present your sacrifices the next morning And your tithes on the third day; 5And burn a thank offering of leavened bread; c Cf. Lev. 7.12–14 ; where, however, the bread is not to be burned. And proclaim freewill offerings loudly. For you love that sort of thing, O Israelites

—declares my Lord GOD

6I, on My part, have given you Cleanness of teeth in all your towns, And lack of food in all your settlements. Yet you did not turn back to Me

—declares the LORD

7I therefore withheld the rain from you Three months before harvesttime: I would make it rain on one town And not on another; One field would be rained upon While another on which it did not rain Would wither. 8So two or three towns would wander To a single town to drink water, But their thirst would not be slaked. Yet you did not turn back to Me

—declares the LORD

9I scourged you with blight and mildew; Repeatedly a Meaning of Heb. uncertain. your gardens and vineyards, Your fig trees and olive trees Were devoured by locusts. Yet you did not turn back to Me

—declares the LORD

10I sent against you pestilence In the manner of Egypt; b Alluding to the plagues at the time of the Exodus. I slew your young men with the sword, Together with your captured horses, And I made the stench of your armies Rise in your very nostrils. Yet you did not turn back to Me

—declares the LORD

11I have wrought destruction among you As when God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah; You have become like a brand plucked from burning. Yet you have not turned back to Me

—declares the LORD

12Assuredly, c‐ Emendation yields “Because you are acting thus toward Me.” Because I am doing that to you, ‐c Emendation yields “Because you are acting thus toward Me.” Even so will I act toward you, O Israel— Prepare to meet your God, O Israel! 13Behold, He who formed the mountains, And created the wind, And has told man what His wish a Meaning of Heb. uncertain. is, Who turns blackness d Cf. Joel 2.2 . Emendation yields “darkness”; cf. 5.8. into daybreak, And treads upon the high places of the earth— His name is the LORD, the God of Hosts.

Notes:

a Heb. “their.”

b‐b Meaning of Heb. uncertain.

c Cf. Lev. 7.12–14 ; where, however, the bread is not to be burned.

a Meaning of Heb. uncertain.

b Alluding to the plagues at the time of the Exodus.

c‐c Emendation yields “Because you are acting thus toward Me.”

d Cf. Joel 2.2 . Emendation yields “darkness”; cf. 5.8.

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