They have been quick to turn away(A) from what I commanded them and have made themselves an idol(B) cast in the shape of a calf.(C) They have bowed down to it and sacrificed(D) to it and have said, ‘These are your gods, Israel, who brought you up out of Egypt.’(E)

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26 But they did not listen to me or pay attention.(A) They were stiff-necked(B) and did more evil than their ancestors.’(C)

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Rebellious Israel Renewed

30 “Therefore say to the Israelites: ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Will you defile yourselves(A) the way your ancestors did and lust after their vile images?(B)

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This is what the Lord says:

“For three sins of Judah,(A)
    even for four, I will not relent.
Because they have rejected the law(B) of the Lord
    and have not kept his decrees,(C)
because they have been led astray(D) by false gods,[a](E)
    the gods[b] their ancestors followed,(F)

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Footnotes

  1. Amos 2:4 Or by lies
  2. Amos 2:4 Or lies

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