1 H8085 Listen H1697 to 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 has fallen; H6965 She shall rise H3254 no more. H5203 She is cast down H127 on her land; H6965 there is no one to raise her up."
3 H559 For thus says H136 the Lord H3069 Yahweh: H5892 "The city H3318 that went forth H505 a thousand H3967 shall have a hundred H7604 left, H3318 and that which went forth H3967 one hundred H6235 shall have ten H7604 left H1004 to the house H3478 of Israel."
4 H559 For thus says H3068 Yahweh H1004 to the house H3478 of Israel: H1875 "Seek H2421 me, and you will live;
5 H1875 but don't seek H1008 Bethel, H935 nor enter H1537 into Gilgal, H5674 and don't pass H884 to Beersheba: H1537 for Gilgal H1540 shall surely H1540 go into captivity, H1008 and Bethel H205 shall come to nothing.
6 H1875 Seek H3068 Yahweh, H2421 and you will live; H6743 lest he break out H784 like fire H1004 in the house H3130 of Joseph, H398 and it devour, H3518 and there be no one to quench H1008 it in Bethel.
7 H2015 You who turn H4941 justice H3939 to wormwood, H3240 and cast down H6666 righteousness H776 to the earth:
8 H6213 seek him who made H3598 the Pleiades H3685 and Orion, H2015 and turns H6757 the shadow of death H1242 into the morning, H3117 and makes the day H2821 dark H3915 with night; H7121 who calls H4325 for the waters H3220 of the sea, H8210 and pours them out H6440 on the surface H776 of the earth, H3068 Yahweh H8034 is his name,
9 H1082 who brings H7701 sudden destruction H5794 on the strong, H7701 so that destruction H935 comes H4013 on the fortress.
10 H8130 They hate H3198 him who reproves H8179 in the gate, H8581 and they abhor H1696 him who speaks H8549 blamelessly.
11 H3282 Forasmuch H1318 therefore as you trample H1800 on the poor, H3947 and take H4864 taxes H1250 from him of wheat: H1129 You have built H1004 houses H1496 of cut stone, H3427 but you will not dwell H5193 in them. You have planted H2531 pleasant H3754 vineyards, H8354 but you shall not drink H3196 their wine.
12 H3045 For I know H7227 how many H6588 your offenses, H6099 and how great H2403 are your sins— H6887 you who afflict H6662 the just, H3947 who take H3724 a bribe, H5186 and who turn aside H34 the needy H8179 in the courts.
13 H7919 Therefore a prudent H1826 person keeps silent H6256 in such a time, H7451 for it is an evil H6256 time.
14 H1875 Seek H2896 good, H7451 and not evil, H2421 that you may live; H3068 and so Yahweh, H430 the God H6635 of Armies, H559 will be with you, as you say.
15 H8130 Hate H7451 evil, H157 love H2896 good, H3322 and establish H4941 justice H8179 in the courts. H3068 It may be that Yahweh, H430 the God H6635 of Armies, H2603 will be gracious H7611 to the remnant H3130 of Joseph."
16 H559 Therefore thus says H3068 Yahweh, H430 the God H6635 of Armies, H136 the Lord: H4553 "Wailing H7339 will be in all the broad H559 ways; and they will say H2351 in all the streets, H1930 ‘Alas! H1930 Alas!' H7121 and they will call H406 the farmer H60 to mourning, H3045 and those who are skillful H5092 in lamentation H4553 to wailing.
17 H3754 In all vineyards H4553 there will be wailing; H5674 for I will pass H7130 through H559 the midst of you," says H3068 Yahweh.
18 H1945 "Woe H183 to you who desire H3117 the day H3068 of Yahweh! H4100 Why H3117 do you long for the day H3068 of Yahweh? H2822 It is darkness, H216 and not light.
19 H376 As if a man H5127 fled H6440 from H738 a lion, H1677 and a bear H6293 met H935 him; Or he went H1004 into the house H5564 and leaned H3027 his hand H7023 on the wall, H5175 and a snake H5391 bit him.
20 H3117 Won't the day H3068 of Yahweh 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 can't stand H6116 your solemn assemblies.
22 H5927 Yes, though you 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 animals.
23 H5493 Take away H1995 from me the noise H7892 of your songs! H8085 I will not listen H2172 to the music H5035 of your harps.
24 H4941 But let justice H1556 roll on H4325 like rivers, H6666 and righteousness H386 like a mighty H5158 stream.
25 H5066 "Did you bring H2077 to me sacrifices H4503 and offerings H4057 in the wilderness H705 forty H8141 years, H1004 house H3478 of Israel?
26 H5375 You also carried H5522 the tent H4428 of your king H3594 and the shrine H6754 of your images, H3556 the star H430 of your god, H6213 which you made for yourselves.