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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