And offer a thanksgiving [a]of leaven, publish and proclaim the free offerings: for this [b]liketh you, O ye children of Israel, saith the Lord God.

And therefore have I given you [c]cleanness of teeth in all your cities, and scarceness of bread in all your places, yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the Lord.

And also I have withholden the rain from you, when there were yet three [d]months to the harvest, and I caused it to rain upon one city, and have not caused it to rain upon another city: one piece was rained upon, and the piece whereupon it rained not, withered.

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Footnotes

  1. Amos 4:5 As Lev. 7:13.
  2. Amos 4:5 You only delight in these outward ceremonies and have none other respect.
  3. Amos 4:6 That is, lack of bread and meat.
  4. Amos 4:7 I stayed the rain till the fruits of the earth were destroyed with drought, and yet you would not consider it to return to me by repentance.

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