27 After they had gone out into the fields and gathered the grapes and trodden(A) them, they held a festival in the temple of their god.(B) While they were eating and drinking, they cursed Abimelek.

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Israel Has Not Returned to God

Hear this word, you cows of Bashan(A) on Mount Samaria,(B)
    you women who oppress the poor(C) and crush the needy(D)
    and say to your husbands,(E) “Bring us some drinks!(F)

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14     and I will bring(A) my people Israel back from exile.[a](B)

“They will rebuild the ruined cities(C) and live in them.
    They will plant vineyards(D) and drink their wine;
    they will make gardens and eat their fruit.(E)

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Footnotes

  1. Amos 9:14 Or will restore the fortunes of my people Israel

15 You will plant but not harvest;(A)
    you will press olives but not use the oil,
    you will crush grapes but not drink the wine.(B)

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13 Their wealth will be plundered,(A)
    their houses demolished.
Though they build houses,
    they will not live in them;
though they plant vineyards,
    they will not drink the wine.”(B)

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