Israel Has Not Returned to the Lord

Amos 4

6 "Also I gave you 1 cleanness of teeth in all your cities.
And lack of bread in all your places;
m Yet you have not returned to Me,"
Says the LORD.

7 "I also withheld rain from you,
When there were still three months to the harvest.
I made it rain on one city,
I withheld rain from another city.
One part was rained upon,
And where it did not rain the part withered.
8 So two or three cities wandered to another city to drink water,
But they were not satisfied;
Yet you have not returned to Me,"
Says the LORD.

9 "I n blasted you with blight and mildew.
When your gardens increased,
Your vineyards,
Your fig trees,
And your olive trees,
o The locust devoured them;
Yet you have not returned to Me,"
Says the LORD.

10 "I sent among you a plague p after the manner of Egypt;
Your young men I killed with a sword,
Along with your captive horses;
I made the stench of your camps come up into your nostrils;
Yet you have not returned to Me,"
Says the LORD.

11 "I overthrew some of you,
As God overthrew q Sodom and Gomorrah,
And you were like a firebrand plucked from the burning;
Yet you have not returned to Me,"
Says the LORD.

12 "Therefore thus will I do to you, O Israel;
Because I will do this to you,
r Prepare to meet your God, O Israel!"

13 For behold,
He who forms mountains,
And creates the 2 wind,
s Who declares to man what 3 his 3 thought is,
And makes the morning darkness,
t Who treads the high places of the earth -
u The LORD God of hosts is His name.

  1. Cross References
    2 Chronicles 28:22
    Now in the time of his distress King Ahaz became increasingly unfaithful to the LORD. This is that King Ahaz.
    Isaiah 26:11
    LORD, when Your hand is lifted up, they will not see. But they will see and be ashamed For their envy of people; Yes, the fire of Your enemies shall devour them.
    Jeremiah 5:3
    O LORD, are not Your eyes on the truth? You have stricken them, But they have not grieved; You have consumed them, But they have refused to receive correction. They have made their faces harder than rock; They have refused to return.
    Haggai 2:17
    I struck you with blight and mildew and hail in all the labors of your hands; yet you did not turn to Me,' says the LORD.
  2. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 28:22
    The LORD will strike you with consumption, with fever, with inflammation, with severe burning fever, with the sword, with scorching, and with mildew; they shall pursue you until you perish.
    Haggai 2:17
    I struck you with blight and mildew and hail in all the labors of your hands; yet you did not turn to Me,' says the LORD.
  3. Cross References
    Joel 1:4
    What the chewing locust left, the swarming locust has eaten; What the swarming locust left, the crawling locust has eaten; And what the crawling locust left, the consuming locust has eaten.
    Joel 1:7
    He has laid waste My vine, And ruined My fig tree; He has stripped it bare and thrown it away; Its branches are made white.
    Amos 7:1
    Thus the Lord GOD showed me: Behold, He formed locust swarms at the beginning of the late crop; indeed it was the late crop after the king's mowings.
    Amos 7:2
    And so it was, when they had finished eating the grass of the land, that I said: "O Lord GOD, forgive, I pray! Oh, that Jacob may stand, For he is small!
  4. Cross References
    Exodus 9:3
    Behold, the hand of the LORD will be on your ca...
    Exodus 9:6
    So the LORD did this thing on the next day, and...
    Leviticus 26:25
    And I will bring a sword against you that will ...
    Deuteronomy 28:27
    The LORD will strike you with the boils of Egyp...
    Deuteronomy 28:60
    Moreover He will bring back on you all the dise...
    Psalms 78:50
    He made a path for His anger; He did not spare ...
  5. Cross References
    Genesis 19:24
    Then the LORD rained brimstone and fire on Sodo...
    Genesis 19:25
    So He overthrew those cities, all the plain, al...
    Deuteronomy 29:23
    'The whole land is brimstone, salt, and burning...
    Isaiah 13:19
    And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, The beauty ...
    Jeremiah 49:18
    As in the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah And t...
    Lamentations 4:6
    The punishment of the iniquity of the daughter ...
  6. Cross References
    Jeremiah 5:22
    Do you not fear Me?' says the LORD. 'Will you not tremble at My presence, Who have placed the sand as the bound of the sea, By a perpetual decree, that it cannot pass beyond it? And though its waves toss to and fro, Yet they cannot prevail; Though they roar, yet they cannot pass over it.
  7. Cross References
    Psalms 139:2
    You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off.
    Daniel 2:28
    But there is a God in heaven who reveals secrets, and He has made known to King Nebuchadnezzar what will be in the latter days. Your dream, and the visions of your head upon your bed, were these:
  8. Cross References
    Micah 1:3
    For behold, the LORD is coming out of His place; He will come down And tread on the high places of the earth.
  9. Cross References
    Isaiah 47:4
    As for our Redeemer, the LORD of hosts is His name, The Holy One of Israel.
    Jeremiah 10:16
    The Portion of Jacob is not like them, For He is the Maker of all things, And Israel is the tribe of His inheritance; The LORD of hosts is His name.
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