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To drink water, and were not satisfied;
Yet have ye not returned unto Me,
Saith the Lord.
9I have smitten you with blasting and mildew;
The multitude of your gardens and your vineyards
And your fig-trees and your olive-trees
Hath the palmer-worm devoured;
Yet have ye not returned unto Me,
Saith the Lord.
10I have sent among you the pestilence in the way of Egypt;
Your young men have I slain with the sword,
And have carried away your horses;
And I have made the stench of your camp to come up even into your nostrils;
Yet have ye not returned unto Me,
Saith the Lord.
11I have overthrown some of you,
As God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah,
And ye were as a brand plucked out of the burning;
Yet have ye not returned unto Me,
Saith the Lord.
12Therefore thus will I do unto thee, O Israel;
Because I will do this unto thee,
Prepare to meet thy God, O Israel.
13For, lo, He that formeth the mountains, and createth the wind,
And declareth unto man what is his thought,
That maketh the morning darkness,
And treadeth upon the high places of the earth;
The Lord, the God of hosts, is His name.

5Hear ye this word which I take up for a lamentation over you, O house of Israel:

2The virgin of Israel is fallen,
She shall no more rise;
She is cast down upon her land,
There is none to raise her up.

3For thus saith the Lord God: The city that went forth a thousand shall have a hundred left, and that which went forth a hundred shall have ten left, of the house of Israel.

4For thus saith the Lord unto the house of Israel:
Seek ye Me, and live;
5But seek not Beth-el,
Nor enter into Gilgal,
And pass not to Beer-sheba;
For Gilgal shall surely go into captivity,
And Beth-el shall come to nought.
6Seek the Lord, and live
Lest He break out like fire in the house of Joseph,
And it devour, and there be none to quench it in Beth-el.
7Ye who turn justice to wormwood,
And cast righteousness to the ground;
8Him that maketh the Pleiades and Orion,
And bringeth on the shadow of death in the morning,
And darkeneth the day into night;
That calleth for the waters of the sea,
And poureth them out upon the face of the earth;
The Lord is His name;
9That causeth destruction to flash upon the strong,
So that destruction cometh upon the fortress.
10They hate him that reproveth in the gate,