1 H8085 Hear H1697 ye this word H5375 which I take up H7015 for a lamentation H1004 over you, O house H3478 of Israel.
2 H1330 The virgin H3478 of Israel H5307 is fallen; H3254 she shall no more H6965 rise: H5203 she is cast down H127 upon her land; H6965 there is none to raise her up.
3 H559 For thus saith H136 the Lord H3069 Jehovah: H5892 The city H3318 that went forth H505 a thousand H3967 shall have a hundred H7604 left, H3318 and that which went forth H3967 a hundred H6235 shall have ten H7604 left, H1004 to the house H3478 of Israel.
4 H559 For thus saith H3068 Jehovah H1004 unto the house H3478 of Israel, H1875 Seek H2421 ye me, and ye shall live;
5 H1875 but seek H1008 not Beth-el, H935 nor enter H1537 into Gilgal, H5674 and pass H884 not to Beer-sheba: H1537 for Gilgal H1540 shall surely H1540 go into captivity, H1008 and Beth-el H205 shall come to nought.
6 H1875 Seek H3068 Jehovah, H2421 and ye shall live; H6743 lest he break out H784 like fire H1004 in the house H3130 of Joseph, H398 and it devour, H3518 and there be none to quench H1008 it in Beth-el.
7 H2015 Ye who turn H4941 justice H3939 to wormwood, H3240 and cast down H6666 righteousness H776 to the earth,
8 H6213 seek him that maketh H3598 the Pleiades H3685 and Orion, H2015 and turneth H6757 the shadow of death H1242 into the morning, H3117 and maketh the day H2821 dark H3915 with night; H7121 that calleth H4325 for the waters H3220 of the sea, H8210 and poureth them out H6440 upon the face H776 of the earth H3068 (Jehovah H8034 is his name);
9 H1082 that bringeth H7701 sudden destruction H5794 upon the strong, H7701 so that destruction H935 cometh H4013 upon the fortress.
10 H8130 They hate H3198 him that reproveth H8179 in the gate, H8581 and they abhor H1696 him that speaketh H8549 uprightly.
11 H3282 Forasmuch H1318 therefore as ye trample H1800 upon the poor, H3947 and take H4864 exactions H1250 from him of wheat: H1129 ye have built H1004 houses H1496 of hewn stone, H3427 but ye shall not dwell H5193 in them; ye have planted H2531 pleasant H3754 vineyards, H8354 but ye shall not drink H3196 the wine thereof.
12 H3045 For I know H7227 how manifold H6588 are your transgressions, H6099 and how mighty H2403 are your sins— H6887 ye that afflict H6662 the just, H3947 that take H3724 a bribe, H5186 and that turn aside H34 the needy H8179 in the gate from their right.
13 H7919 Therefore he that is prudent H1826 shall keep silence H6256 in such a time; H7451 for it is an evil H6256 time.
14 H1875 Seek H2896 good, H7451 and not evil, H2421 that ye may live; H3068 and so Jehovah, H430 the God H6635 of hosts, H559 will be with you, as ye say.
15 H8130 Hate H7451 the evil, H157 and love H2896 the good, H3322 and establish H4941 justice H8179 in the gate: H3068 it may be that Jehovah, H430 the God H6635 of hosts, H2603 will be gracious H7611 unto the remnant H3130 of Joseph.
16 H559 Therefore thus saith H3068 Jehovah, H430 the God H6635 of hosts, H136 the Lord: H4553 Wailing H7339 shall be in all the broad H559 ways; and they shall say H2351 in all the streets, H1930 Alas! H1930 Alas! H7121 and they shall call H406 the husbandman H60 to mourning, H3045 and such as are skilful H5092 in lamentation H4553 to wailing.
17 H3754 And in all vineyards H4553 shall be wailing; H5674 for I will pass H7130 through H559 the midst of thee, saith H3068 Jehovah.
18 H1945 Woe H183 unto you that desire H3117 the day H3068 of Jehovah! H4100 Wherefore H3117 would ye have the day H3068 of Jehovah? H2822 It is darkness, H216 and not light.
19 H376 As if a man H5127 did flee H6440 from H738 a lion, H1677 and a bear H6293 met H935 him; or went H1004 into the house H5564 and leaned H3027 his hand H7023 on the wall, H5175 and a serpent H5391 bit him.
20 H3117 Shall not the day H3068 of Jehovah H2822 be darkness, H216 and not light? H651 even very dark, H5051 and no brightness in it?
21 H8130 I hate, H3988 I despise H2282 your feasts, H7306 and I will take no delight H6116 in your solemn assemblies.
22 H5927 Yea, though ye offer H5930 me your burnt-offerings H4503 and meal-offerings, H7521 I will not accept H5027 them; neither will I regard H8002 the peace-offerings H4806 of your fat beasts.
23 H5493 Take thou away H1995 from me the noise H7892 of thy songs; H8085 for I will not hear H2172 the melody H5035 of thy viols.
24 H4941 But let justice H1556 roll down H4325 as waters, H6666 and righteousness H386 as a mighty H5158 stream.
25 H5066 Did ye bring H2077 unto me sacrifices H4503 and offerings H4057 in the wilderness H705 forty H8141 years, H1004 O house H3478 of Israel?
26 H5375 Yea, ye have borne H5522 the tabernacle H4428 of your king H3594 and the shrine H6754 of your images, H3556 the star H430 of your god, H6213 which ye made to yourselves.