28 Because you rage against me
    and because your insolence has reached my ears,
I will put my hook(A) in your nose
    and my bit(B) in your mouth,
and I will make you return(C)
    by the way you came.’

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29 Because you rage against me
    and because your insolence(A) has reached my ears,
I will put my hook(B) in your nose(C)
    and my bit in your mouth,
and I will make you return
    by the way you came.(D)

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But I will put hooks(A) in your jaws
    and make the fish of your streams stick to your scales.
I will pull you out from among your streams,
    with all the fish sticking to your scales.(B)

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I will turn you around, put hooks(A) in your jaws and bring you out with your whole army—your horses, your horsemen fully armed, and a great horde with large and small shields, all of them brandishing their swords.(B)

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The Sovereign Lord has sworn by his holiness:
    “The time(A) will surely come
when you will be taken away(B) with hooks,(C)
    the last of you with fishhooks.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. Amos 4:2 Or away in baskets, / the last of you in fish baskets

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