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2 This is what the Lord says:

“For three sins of Moab,t

even for four, I will not relent.

Because he burned to ashesu

the bones of Edom’s king,

I will send fire on Moab

that will consume the fortresses of Kerioth.a v

Moab will go down in great tumult

amid war criesw and the blast of the trumpet.x

I will destroy her rulery

and kill all her officials with him,”z

says the Lord.a

This is what the Lord says:

“For three sins of Judah,b

even for four, I will not relent.

Because they have rejected the lawc of the Lord

and have not kept his decrees,d

because they have been led astraye by false gods,b f

the godsc their ancestors followed,g

I will send fireh on Judah

that will consume the fortressesi of Jerusalem.j

Judgment on Israel

This is what the Lord says:

“For three sins of Israel,

even for four, I will not relent.k

They sell the innocent for silver,

and the needy for a pair of sandals.l

They trample on the heads of the poor

as on the dust of the ground

and deny justice to the oppressed.

Father and son use the same girl

and so profane my holy name.m

They lie down beside every altar

on garments taken in pledge.n

In the house of their god

they drink wineo taken as fines.p

“Yet I destroyed the Amoritesq before them,

though they were tallr as the cedars

and strong as the oaks.s

I destroyed their fruit above

and their rootst below.

10 I brought you up out of Egyptu

and ledv you forty years in the wildernessw

to give you the land of the Amorites.x

11 “I also raised up prophetsy from among your children

and Naziritesz from among your youths.

Is this not true, people of Israel?”

declares the Lord.

12 “But you made the Nazirites drink wine

and commanded the prophets not to prophesy.a

13 “Now then, I will crush you

as a cart crushes when loaded with grain.b

14 The swift will not escape,c

the strongd will not muster their strength,

and the warrior will not save his life.e

15 The archerf will not stand his ground,

the fleet-footed soldier will not get away,

and the horsemang will not save his life.h

16 Even the bravest warriorsi

will flee naked on that day,”

declares the Lord.


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