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    2:1 Thus says Yahweh: For three transgressions of Moab, yes, for four, I will not turn away the punishment of it; because he burned the bones of the king of Edom into lime:

    2:2 but I will send a fire on Moab, and it shall devour the palaces of Kerioth; and Moab shall die with tumult, with shouting, and with the sound of the trumpet;

    2:3 and I will cut off the judge from the midst of it, and will kill all the princes of it with him, says Yahweh.

    2:4 Thus says Yahweh: For three transgressions of Judah, yes, for four, I will not turn away the punishment of it; because they have rejected the law of Yahweh, and have not kept his statutes, and their lies have caused them to err, after which their fathers did walk:

    2:5 but I will send a fire on Judah, and it shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem.

    2:6 Thus says Yahweh: For three transgressions of Israel, yes, for four, I will not turn away the punishment of it; because they have sold the righteous for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes

    2:7 those who pant after the dust of the earth on the head of the poor, and turn aside the way of the humble: and a man and his father go to the [same] maiden, to profane my holy name:

    2:8 and they lay themselves down beside every altar on clothes taken in pledge; and in the house of their God they drink the wine of such as have been fined.

    2:9 Yet destroyed I the Amorite before them, whose height was like the height of the cedars, and he was strong as the oaks; yet I destroyed his fruit from above, and his roots from beneath.

    2:10 Also I brought you up out of the land of Egypt, and led you forty years in the wilderness, to possess the land of the Amorite.

    2:11 I raised up of your sons for prophets, and of your young men for Nazirites. Is it not even thus, you children of Israel? says Yahweh.

    2:12 But you gave the Nazirites wine to drink, and commanded the prophets, saying, Don`t prophesy.

    2:13 Behold, I will press [you] in your place, as a cart presses that is full of sheaves.

    2:14 Flight shall perish from the swift; and the strong shall not strengthen his force; neither shall the mighty deliver himself;

    2:15 neither shall he stand who handles the bow; and he who is swift of foot shall not deliver [himself]; neither shall he who rides the horse deliver himself;

    2:16 and he who is courageous among the mighty shall flee away naked in that day, says Yahweh.

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