The Vision against Judea and Jerusalem The
vision which [4
of Amoz], which he beheld against Judea, and against Jerusalem, during the
kingdom of Uzziah, and Jotham, and Ahaz, and Hezekiah, the ones who reigned over Judea.
Hear, O heaven, and give ear O earth! For the LORD
I have engendered], and raised them, but they disregarded me.
ox] the one acquiring it
, and the
the stable of its master; but Israel [3
does not 2
know], and my people perceived not.
O sinful], people full of sins, [2
an evil], [2
lawless]. You abandoned the LORD
, and provoked to anger the holy one of Israel; they were separated into the rear.
Why still should you be struck, proceeding in lawlessness? The
whole head is
in misery, and the
whole heart is
From feet unto head there is no [2
wholeness]. Neither wound, nor stripe, nor [2
inflamed] are healed
; there is no dressing to place upon it
, nor oil, nor bandages.
Your land is
desolate; your cities scorched; your place before you -- strangers devoure it, and it is made desolate, being eradicated by [2
shall be abandoned 1
of Zion] as a tent in a vineyard, and as a storehouse in a cucumber garden, as a city being assaulted.
And unless the LORD
of Hosts left us a seed, [2
we would have become], and [2
word of the LORD
, O rulers of Sodom! Take heed to the
law of our God, O people of Gomorrah!
What are [3
to me 1the
of your sacrifices], says the LORD
? I am full of whole burnt-offerings of rams, and fat of lambs; and [3
of bulls 5
I do not 2
And neither should you come to appear to me; for who required these from out of your hands? [3
to tread 4
my courtyard 1
You shall not 2
If you should bring fine flour, it is in
vain; incense [2
an abomination 3
to me 1
your new moons 4
I cannot 2
fasting, and idleness, and your new moons, and your holidays [3
my]. You became to me as a glut; no longer shall I spare your sins.
Whenever you should stretch out your
hands, I shall turn my eyes from you. And if you should multiply your
supplication, I will not listen to you, for your hands [2
of blood 1are
Bathe yourself! [2
Become]! Remove the wickednesses from your souls before my eyes! Cease from your wickednesses!
to do]! Inquire of equity! Rescue the
one wronged! Judge for the
orphan! and do justice for the
And come, we should plead, says the LORD
. And if [2
should be 1
your sins] as crimson, [2
I shall whiten]; and if they should be as scarlet, [2
I shall whiten].
And if you should want, and if
you should listen to me, [2
good things 4
of the 5
you shall eat].
But if you should not want, nor should you listen to me, a sword [2
shall devour]. For the mouth of the LORD
spoke these things
Zion the Harlot City
O how [4
a harlot 2
Zion], full of judgment; in which righteousness slept in it, but now murderers.
Your silver is
debased; your peddlers mingle the wine with water.
Your rulers resist persuasion, they are
partners of thieves, loving bribes, pursuing recompense, [3
for orphans 1
arbitrating], and [3
of widows 1
On account of this, thus says the master, the LORD
of Hosts, Woe the ones being strong of Israel, [4
will not 5
rage] among the contrary ones, and [2
my enemies 1
I will execute].
And I will bring my hand against you, and I will purify you to cleanness. But the ones resisting persuasion I will destroy, and I will remove all lawless ones from you.
And all the
proud I will abase; and I will stand your judges as formerly, and your counselors as at the
beginning. And after these things
you shall be called, City of Righteousness, [2
For with judgment [2
shall be delivered 1
her captivity], and with charity.
shall be broken 1
lawless ones 3
sinners] together; and the ones abandoning the LORD
shall be finished off entirely.
For they shall be ashamed of their idols, which they preferred; and they shall be ashamed over the gardens which they desired.
For they will be as a terebinth tree throwing off its
leaves, and as a park [3
will be 1
their strength] as the
stubble of hemp; and their works as sparks, and [6
shall be incinerated 1
lawless ones 3
sinners] together, and there will not be one extinguishing.