New American Standard Bible
6 “But I gave you also (A)cleanness of teeth in all your cities,
And lack of bread in all your places;
Yet you have (B)not returned to Me,” declares the Lord.
7 “Furthermore, I (C)withheld the rain from you
While there were still three months until harvest.
Then I would send rain on one city,
But on (D)another city I would not send rain;
One part would be rained on,
While the part not rained on would dry up.
8 So the people of two or three cities would stagger to another city to drink (E)water,
But would (F)not be satisfied;
Yet you have (G)not returned to Me,” declares the Lord.
9 “I (H)struck you with scorching wind and mildew;
The (I)caterpillar was devouring
Your many gardens and vineyards, fig trees and olive trees;
Yet you have (J)not returned to Me,” declares the Lord.
10 “I sent a (K)plague among you [a]as in Egypt;
I (L)killed your young men with the sword, along with your (M)captured horses,
And I made the (N)stench of your camp rise up in your nostrils;
Yet you have (O)not returned to Me,” declares the Lord.
11 “I overthrew you, as (P)God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah,
And you were like a (Q)log snatched from a fire;
Yet you have (R)not returned to Me,” declares the Lord.
12 “Therefore so I will do to you, Israel;
Because I will do this to you,
Prepare to (S)meet your God, Israel.”
13 For behold, He who (T)forms mountains and (U)creates the wind,
And (V)declares to a person what are His thoughts,
He who (W)makes dawn into darkness
And (X)treads on the high places of the earth,
(Y)The Lord God of armies is His name.
- Amos 4:10 Lit in the way of Egypt