The words of Amos, who was among the ashepherds1 of bTekoa, which he saw concerning Israel cin the days of dUzziah king of Judah and in the days of eJeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel, two years2 before fthe earthquake.

 Judgment on Israel’s Neighbors

And he said:

g“The Lord roars from Zion

and utters his voice from Jerusalem;

hthe pastures of the shepherds mourn,

and the itop of jCarmel withers.”

 Thus says the Lord:

k“For three transgressions of lDamascus,

and for four, lI will not revoke the punishment,3

because they have threshed mGilead

with threshing sledges of iron.

  nSo I will send a fire upon the house of oHazael,

and it shall devour the strongholds of oBen-hadad.

  I will pbreak the gate-bar of lDamascus,

and cut off the inhabitants from the Valley of qAven,4

and him who holds the scepter from rBeth-eden;

and the people of sSyria shall go into exile to tKir,”

says the Lord.

 Thus says the Lord:

k“For three transgressions of uGaza,

and for four, I will not revoke the punishment,

because vthey carried into exile a whole people

to deliver them up to Edom.

  So I will send a fire upon the wall of uGaza,

and it shall devour her strongholds.

  I will cut off the inhabitants from wAshdod,

and him who holds the scepter from Ashkelon;

I will turn my hand against Ekron,

and the remnant of the Philistines shall perish,”

says the Lord God.

 Thus says the Lord:

k“For three transgressions of xTyre,

and for four, I will not revoke the punishment,

because they delivered up a whole people to Edom,

and did not remember the covenant of brotherhood.

  10  So I will send a fire upon the wall of xTyre,

and it shall devour her strongholds.”

 11 Thus says the Lord:

k“For three transgressions of yEdom,

and for four, I will not revoke the punishment,

ybecause he pursued his brother with the sword

zand cast off all pity,

aand his anger tore perpetually,

aand he kept his wrath forever.

  12  So I will send a fire upon bTeman,

and it shall devour the strongholds of cBozrah.”

 13 Thus says the Lord:

k“For three transgressions of the dAmmonites,

and for four, I will not revoke the punishment,

because ethey have ripped open pregnant women in fGilead,

that they might enlarge their border.

  14  So I will kindle a fire in the wall of gRabbah,

hand it shall devour her strongholds,

with shouting on the day of battle,

hwith a tempest in the day of the whirlwind;

  15  and itheir king shall go into exile,

he and his princes5 together,”

says the Lord.

a

ch. 7:14, 15

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Or sheep breeders

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2

Or during two years

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ch. 9:3

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ver. 9, 11, 13; ch. 2:1, 4, 6; Prov. 30:15, 18, 21, 29

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Hebrew I will not turn it back; also verses 6, 9, 11, 13

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[See ver. 3 above]

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Or On

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k

[See ver. 3 above]

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u

[See ver. 6 above]

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x

[See ver. 9 above]

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a
b
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ver. 3

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5

Or officials

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