Judgment on Israel's Neighbors1 [These are] the words of Amos, who was among the sheepherders ▼
▼ Or sheep breedersof Tekoa— what he saw concerning Israel two years ▼
▼ Or during the two yearsbefore the earthquake, in the days [when] Uzziah [was] king of Judah and Jeroboam son of Jehoash ▼
▼ Hebrew Joash, a variant of Jehoash[was] king of Israel. 2 He said: “The LORD roars from Zion and raises His voice from Jerusalem; the pastures of the shepherds mourn, and the summit of Carmel withers.” 3 This is what the LORD says: “For three transgressions of Damascus, even four, I will not revoke [My judgment] , ▼
▼ Or I will not relent or I will not revoke my wrath; also in verses 6, 9, 11, and 13because they threshed Gilead with sledges of iron. 4 So I will send fire upon the house of Hazael to consume the citadels of Ben-hadad. 5 I will break down the gates of Damascus and cut off the ruler ▼
▼ Or the inhabitantsof the Valley of Aven ▼
▼ Aven means wickednessand him who wields the scepter from Beth-eden. The people of Aram will be exiled to Kir,” says the LORD. 6 This is what the LORD says: “For three transgressions of Gaza, even four, I will not revoke [My judgment] , because they exiled a whole population to deliver [them] up to Edom. 7 So I will send fire upon the walls of Gaza, to consume its citadels. 8 I will cut off the ruler from Ashdod and him who wields the scepter from Ashkelon. And I will turn My hand against Ekron, and the remnant of the Philistines will perish,” says the Lord GOD. 9 This is what the LORD says: “For three transgressions of Tyre, even four, I will not revoke [My judgment] , because they delivered up a whole congregation of exiles to Edom and broke a covenant of brotherhood. 10 So I will send fire upon the walls of Tyre, to consume its citadels.” 11 This is what the LORD says: “For three transgressions of Edom, even four, I will not revoke [My judgment] , because he pursued his brother with the sword and stifled all compassion; his anger raged continually, and his fury flamed incessantly. 12 So I will send fire upon Teman to consume the citadels of Bozrah.” 13 This is what the LORD says: “For three transgressions of the Ammonites, even four, I will not revoke [My judgment] , because they ripped open the pregnant women of Gilead in order to enlarge their territory. 14 So I will kindle a fire in the walls of Rabbah to consume its citadels amid war cries on the day of battle and a violent wind on the day of tempest. 15 Their king ▼
▼ Or Molechwill go into exile— he and his princes together,” says the LORD.
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