1 Hear now what the Lord is saying,
“Arise, plead your case 1before the mountains,
And let the hills hear your voice.
And you enduring afoundations of the earth,
Because the bLord has a case against His people;
Even with Israel He will dispute.
And chow have I wearied you? Answer Me.
4 “Indeed, I abrought you up from the land of Egypt
And bransomed you from the house of slavery,
What aBalak king of Moab counseled
And what Balaam son of Beor answered him,
6 aWith what shall I come to the Lord
And bow myself before the God on high?
Shall I come to Him with bburnt offerings,
With yearling calves?
7 Does the Lord take delight in athousands of rams,
In ten thousand rivers of oil?
Shall I present my bfirstborn for my rebellious acts,
The fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?
8 He has atold you, O man, what is good;
And bwhat does the Lord require of you
And it is sound wisdom to fear Your name:
“Hear, O tribe. Who has appointed 1its time?
Along with treasures of awickedness
11 “Can I justify wicked ascales
And a bag of deceptive weights?
Her residents speak blies,
And their ctongue is deceitful in their mouth.
13 “So also I will make you asick, striking you down,
bDesolating you because of your sins.
14 “You will eat, but you will anot be satisfied,
And your 1vileness will be in your midst.
You will try to remove for safekeeping,
But you will bnot preserve anything,
And what you do preserve I will give to the sword.
15 “You will sow but you will anot reap.
You will tread the olive but will not anoint yourself with oil;
And the grapes, but you will bnot drink wine.
16 “The statutes of aOmri
And all the works of the house of bAhab are observed;
And in their devices you cwalk.
Therefore I will give you up for ddestruction
And you will bear the freproach of My people.”
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