He reproveth Israel for oppression,
Amos 4:1 Heare this word yea kine of Bashan, that [are] in the mountaine of Samaria, which oppresse the poore, which crush the needy, which say to their masters; Bring, and let vs drinke. Amos 4:2 The Lord GOD hath sworne by his holinesse, that loe, the dayes shall come vpon you, that he will take you away with hookes, and your posteritie with fish-hookes. Amos 4:3 And yee shall goe out at the breaches, euery [Cow] at that [which is] before her, and yee shall cast them into the palace, saith the LORD.
Amos 4:4 Come to Bethel and transgresse, at Gilgal multiplie transgression; and bring your sacrifices euery morning, [and] your tithes after three [yeeres]. Amos 4:5 And offer a sacrifice of thanksgiuing with leauen, and proclaime and publish the free offrings; for this liketh you, O yee children of Israel, saith the Lord GOD.
and for their incorrigibleness.
Amos 4:6 And I also haue giuen you cleannesse of teeth in all your cities, and want of bread in all your places: yet haue yee not returned vnto me, saith the LORD. Amos 4:7 And also I haue withholden the raine from you, when [there were] yet three moneths to the haruest, and I caused it to raine vpon one citie, and caused it not to raine vpon an other city: one piece was rained vpon, & the piece wherupon it rained not, withered. Amos 4:8 So two [or] three cities wandered vnto one citie, to drinke water; but they were not satisfied: yet haue yee not returned vnto me, saith the LORD. Amos 4:9 I haue smitten you with blasting and mildew; when your gardens and your vineyards, and your fig trees, and your oliue trees increased, the palmer worme deuoured [them]: yet haue yee not returned vnto me, saith the LORD. Amos 4:10 I haue sent among you the pestilence, after the maner of Egypt: your yongmen haue I slain with the sword, and haue taken away your horses, & I haue made the stinke of your campes to come vp vnto your nostrils, yet haue ye not returned vnto me, saith the LORD. Amos 4:11 I haue ouerthrowen [some] of you, as God ouerthrew Sodome & Gomorrah, and yee were as a firebrand pluckt out of the burning: yet haue yee not returned vnto me, saith the LORD. Amos 4:12 Therefore thus will I doe vnto thee, O Israel: [and] because I will doe this vnto thee, prepare to meete thy God, O Israel. Amos 4:13 For loe, he that formeth the mountaines, and createth the wind, and declareth vnto man, what [is] his thought, that maketh the morning darkenesse, and treadeth vpon the high places of the earth: the LORD, the God of hostes [is] his Name.