Books 28-39 --- Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obediah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi
Towards the end of The Old Testament, there are a lot of short books, and since I'm picking passages to illustrate every 3 pages roughly, many of these books only get one or two paintings depending on how long they are.
Hosea 1:2 “In the beginning of the word of the LORD by Ho-se’-a. And the LORD said to Ho-se’-a, Go, take unto thee a wife of whoredoms and children of whoredoms: for the land hath committed great whoredom, departing from the LORD. So he went and took Go’mer the daughter of Dib-la’-im; which conceived and bare him a son.”
Amos 8:1 “Thus hath the Lord GOD shewed unto me: and behold a basket of summer fruit. And he said, A’-mos, what seest thou? And I said, A basket of summer fruit. Then said the LORD unto me, The end is come upon my people of Is’-ra-el; I will not again pass by them any more. And the songs of the temple shall be howlings in that day, saith the Lord GOD: there shall be many dead bodies in every place; they shall cast them forth with silence.”
Habakkuk 2:18 “What profiteth the graven image that the maker thereof hath graven it; the molten image, and a teacher of lies, that the maker of his work trusteth therein, to make dumb idols? Woe unto him that saith to the wood, Awake; to the dumb stone, Arise, it shall teach! Behold, it is laid over with gold and silver, and there is no breath at all in the midst of it.”
Haggai 2:10 “In the four and twentieth day of the ninth month, in the second year of Da-ri’-up, came the word of the LORD by Hag’-gai the prophet, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Ask now the priests concerning the law, saying, If one bear holy flesh in the skirt of his garment, and with his skirt do touch bread, or pottage, or wine, or oil, or any meat, shall it be holy? And the priests answered and said, No. Then said Hag’-gai, If one that is unclean by a dead body touch any of these shall it be unclean? And the priests answered and said, It shall be unclean.”
Zechariah 9:16 “And the LORD their God shall save them in that day as the flock of his people: for they shall be as the stones of a crown, lifted up as an ensign upon his land. For how great is his goodness, and how great is his beauty! corn shall make the young men cheerful, and new wine the maids.”
Malachi 2:2 “If ye will not hear, and if ye will not lay it to heart, to give glory unto my name, saith the LORD of hosts, I will even send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings: yea, I have cursed them already, because ye do not lay it to heart. Behold, I will corrupt your seed, and spread dung up on your faces, even the dung of your solemn feasts; and one shall take you away with it.”