2 1Thus saith Jehovah: For three transgressions of Moab, yea, for
four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because he burned the
bones of the king of Edom into lime:
2but I will send a fire upon Moab,
and it shall devour the palaces of Kerioth; and Moab shall die with tumult,
with shouting, and with the sound of the trumpet;
3and I will cut off the
judge from the midst thereof, and will slay all the princes thereof with him,
4Thus saith Jehovah: For three transgressions of Judah,
yea, for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they have
rejected the law of Jehovah, and have not kept his statutes, and their lies
have caused them to err, after which their fathers did walk:
5but I will
send a fire upon Judah, and it shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem.
6Thus saith Jehovah: For three transgressions of Israel, yea, for four, I
will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they have sold the
righteous for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes-
7they that pant
after the dust of the earth on the head of the poor, and turn aside the way
of the meek: and a man and his father go unto the same maiden, to
profane my holy name:
8and they lay themselves down beside every altar
upon clothes taken in pledge; and in the house of their God they drink the
wine of such as have been fined.
9Yet destroyed I the Amorite before
them, whose height was like the height of the cedars, and he was strong as
the oaks; yet I destroyed his fruit from above, and his roots from beneath.
10Also I brought you up out of the land of Egypt, and led you forty years
in the wilderness, to possess the land of the Amorite.
11And I raised up
of your sons for prophets, and of your young men for Nazirites. Is it not
even thus, O ye children of Israel? saith Jehovah.
12But ye gave the
Nazirites wine to drink, and commanded the prophets, saying, Prophesy not.
13Behold, I will press you in your place, as a cart presseth that
is full of sheaves.
14And flight shall perish from the swift; and the
strong shall not strengthen his force; neither shall the mighty deliver
15neither shall he stand that handleth the bow; and he that is
swift of foot shall not deliver himself; neither shall he that rideth
the horse deliver himself;
16and he that is courageous among the mighty
shall flee away naked in that day, saith Jehovah.