Offer leavened bread as a thank offering,(A)
and loudly proclaim your freewill offerings,(B)
for that is what you Israelites love to do!(C)
This is the Lord’s declaration.

God’s Discipline and Israel’s Apostasy

I gave you absolutely nothing to eat[a](D)
in all your cities,
a shortage of food in all your communities,
yet you did not return to Me.(E)
This is the Lord’s declaration.

I also withheld the rain from you(F)
while there were still three months until harvest.
I sent rain on one city
but no rain on another.(G)
One field received rain
while a field with no rain withered.(H)

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Footnotes

  1. Amos 4:6 Lit you cleanness of teeth

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