“Therefore, Oholibah, this is what the sovereign Lord says: Look here, 1 I am about to stir up against you the lovers with whom you were disgusted; I will bring them against you from every side:
My sheep wandered over all the mountains and on every high hill. My sheep were scattered over the entire face of the earth with no one looking or searching for them.
In the twenty-fifth year of our exile, at the beginning of the year, on the tenth day of the month, in the fourteenth year after the city 1 was struck down, on this very day, 2 the hand 3 of the Lord was on me, and he brought me there. 4
The Lord said to me: “This gate will be shut; it will not be opened, and no one will enter by it. For the Lord, the God of Israel, has entered by it; therefore it will remain shut.
He said to me, “This is the place where the priests will boil the guilt offering and the sin offering, and where they will bake the grain offering, so that they do not bring them out to the outer court to transmit holiness to the people.”
saying, “Belteshazzar, chief of the magicians, in whom I know there to be a spirit of the holy gods and whom no mystery baffles, consider 1 my dream that I saw and set forth its interpretation!
He said, “Do you know why I have come to you? 1 Now I am about to return to engage in battle with the prince of Persia. When I go, the prince of Greece is coming.
When the Lord first spoke 1 through 2 Hosea, he 3 said to him, 4 “Go marry 5 a prostitute 6 who will bear illegitimate children conceived through prostitution, 7 because the nation 8 continually commits spiritual prostitution 9 by turning away from
Hear this, you priests! Pay attention, you Israelites! 1 Listen closely, 2 O king! 3 For judgment is about to overtake you! 4 For you were like a trap 5 to Mizpah, 6 like a net 7 spread out to catch Tabor. 8
Do not seek Bethel! 1 Do not visit Gilgal! Do not journey down 2 to Beer Sheba! For the people of Gilgal 3 will certainly be carried into exile; 4 and Bethel will become a place where disaster abounds.” 5
Amaziah the priest of Bethel 1 sent this message 2 to King Jeroboam of Israel: “Amos is conspiring against you in the very heart of the kingdom of Israel! 3 The land cannot endure all his prophecies. 4
Your presumptuous heart 1 has deceived you – you who reside in the safety of the rocky cliffs, 2 whose home is high in the mountains. 3 You think to yourself, 4 ‘No one can 5 bring me down to the ground!’ 6
This is what the Lord says: “The prophets who mislead my people are as good as dead. 1 If someone gives them enough to eat, they offer an oracle of peace. 2 But if someone does not give them food, they are ready to declare war on him. 3
If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away! It is better to lose one of your members than to have your whole body thrown into hell. 1
telling them, “Go to the village ahead of you. 1 Right away you will find a donkey tied there, and a colt with her. Untie them and bring them to me.