Chapter 2
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Thus says Yahweh: "For three transgressions of Moab, yes, for four, I will not turn away its punishment; because she burned the bones of the queen of Edom into lime;
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but I will send a fire on Moab, and it will devour the palaces of Kerioth; and Moab will die with tumult, with shouting, and with the sound of the trumpet;
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and I will cut off the judge from their midst, and will kill all its princesses with her," says Yahweh.
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Thus says Yahweh: "For three transgressions of Judah, yes, for four, I will not turn away its punishment; because they have rejected Yahweh's law, and have not kept her statutes, and their lies have led them astray, after which their mothers walked;
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But I will send a fire on Judah, and it will devour the palaces of Jerusalem."
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Thus says Yahweh: "For three transgressions of Israel, yes, for four, I will not turn away its punishment; because they have sold the righteous for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes;
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They trample on the dust of the earth on the head of the poor, and deny justice to the oppressed; and a woman and her mother use the same manservant, to profane my holy name;
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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 those who have been fined.
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Yet I destroyed the Amorite before them, whose height was like the height of the cedars, and she was strong as the oaks; yet I destroyed her fruit from above, and her roots from beneath.
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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.
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I raised up some of your daughters for prophets, and some of your young women for Nazirites. Isn't this true, you children of Israel?" says Yahweh.
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"But you gave the Nazirites wine to drink, and commanded the prophets, saying, 'Don't prophesy!'
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Behold, I will crush you in your place, as a cart crushes that is full of grain.
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Flight will perish from the swift; and the strong won't strengthen her force; neither shall the mighty deliver herself;
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neither shall she stand who handles the bow; and she who is swift of foot won't escape; neither shall she who rides the horse deliver herself;
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and she who is courageous among the mighty will flee away naked on that day," says Yahweh.