Concerning Jerusalem1 The words of Amos, which took place in Kirjath Jearim of Tekoa, which he saw concerning Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam son Joash king of Israel, [3before 1two 2years] the earthquake. 2 And he said, The lord [2from 3Zion 1uttered a sound], and from Jerusalem he gave his voice; and [5mourned 1the 2pastures 3of the 4shepherds], and [4was dried up 1the 2top 3of Carmel].
The Word against Damascus3 And the lord said, For the three impious deeds of Damascus, even for the four, I will not turn away from him. Because they sawed [2saws 1by iron] the ones [2in 3the womb 1having one] in Gilead. 4 And I will send a fire unto the house of Hazael, and it shall devour the foundations of the son of Hadad. 5 And I shall break the bars of Damascus, and I will utterly destroy the inhabitants of the plain of On; and I will cut in pieces a tribe of the men of Eden; and [4shall be captured 2people 3of Syria 1select], says the lord.
The Word against Gaza6 Thus says the lord, For the three impious deeds of Gaza, and for the four, I will not turn away from them. Because of their capturing the captivity of Solomon, to close them up in Edom. 7 And I will send out fire upon the walls of Gaza, and it shall devour her foundations. 8 And I will utterly destroy the inhabitants of Ashdod, and shall lift away a tribe from Ashkelon, and I will bring my hand upon Ekron. And [5shall be destroyed 1the 2rest 3of the 4Philistines], says the lord.
The Word against Tyre9 Thus says the lord, For the three impious deeds of Tyre, even for the four, I will not turn away from her. Because they closed up the captivity of Solomon in Edom, and remembered not the covenant of brethren. 10 And I will send out fire upon the walls of Tyre, and it shall devour her foundations.
The Word against Edom11 Thus says the lord, For the three impious deeds of Edom, even for the four, I will not turn away from them. Because of [2pursuing 3them 4with 5the broadsword 1his brother], and he laid waste the mother upon the earth, and seized by force for a testimony of his shuddering awe; and his impulse he kept unto victory. 12 And I will send forth fire against Teman, and it shall devour her foundations.
The Word against Ammon13 Thus says the lord, For the three impious deeds of the sons of Ammon, even for the four, I will not turn away from them. Because they ripped open the ones [2in 3the womb 1having one] of the ones of Gilead, so that they should widen their borders. 14 And I will light a fire even against the walls of Rabbah, and it shall devour her foundations with a cry in the day of war, and it shall be shaken in the days of her consumption. 15 And [3shall go 2king 1their] into captivity -- the priests and their rulers together, says the lord.
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