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bring a thank-offering of leavened bread,
    and proclaim freewill-offerings, publish them;
    for so you love to do, O people of Israel!
says the Lord God.

Israel Rejects Correction

I gave you cleanness of teeth in all your cities,
    and lack of bread in all your places,
yet you did not return to me,
says the Lord.

And I also withheld the rain from you
    when there were still three months to the harvest;
I would send rain on one city,
    and send no rain on another city;
one field would be rained upon,
    and the field on which it did not rain withered;

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Burn leavened bread(A) as a thank offering
    and brag about your freewill offerings(B)
boast about them, you Israelites,
    for this is what you love to do,”
declares the Sovereign Lord.

“I gave you empty stomachs in every city
    and lack of bread in every town,
    yet you have not returned to me,”
declares the Lord.(C)

“I also withheld(D) rain from you
    when the harvest was still three months away.
I sent rain on one town,
    but withheld it from another.(E)
One field had rain;
    another had none and dried up.

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