Amos 1

1The words of Amos, who was among the ashepherds
Or sheep breeders
of cTekoa, which he saw concerning Israel din the days of eUzziah king of Judah and in the days of fJeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel, two years
Or during two years
before hthe earthquake.

Judgment on Israel’s Neighbors

2And he said:

i“The  Lord roars from Zion
and utters his voice from Jerusalem;
jthe pastures of the shepherds mourn,
and the ktop of lCarmel withers.”

3Thus says the  Lord:

m“For three transgressions of nDamascus,
and for four oI will not revoke the punishment
Hebrew  I will not turn it back; also verses 6, 9, 11, 13

because they have threshed qGilead
with threshing sledges of iron.
4 rSo I will send a fire upon the house of sHazael,
and it shall devour the strongholds of tBen-hadad.
5I will ubreak the gate-bar of vDamascus,
and cut off the inhabitants from the Valley of wAven
Or On

and him who holds the scepter from yBeth-eden;
and the people of zSyria shall go into exile to aaKir,”

says the  Lord.

6Thus says the  Lord:

ab“For three transgressions of acGaza,
and for four, I will not revoke the punishment,
because adthey carried into exile a whole people
to deliver them up to Edom.
7So I will send a fire upon the wall of aeGaza,
and it shall devour her strongholds.
8I will cut off the inhabitants from afAshdod,
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.

9Thus says the  Lord:

ag“For three transgressions of ahTyre,
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.
10So I will send a fire upon the wall of aiTyre,
and it shall devour her strongholds.”

11Thus says the  Lord:

aj“For three transgressions of akEdom,
and for four, I will not revoke the punishment,
albecause he pursued his brother with the sword
amand cast off all pity,
anand his anger tore perpetually,
aoand he kept his wrath forever.
12So I will send a fire upon apTeman,
and it shall devour the strongholds of aqBozrah.”

13Thus says the  Lord:

ar“For three transgressions of the asAmmonites,
and for four, I will not revoke the punishment,
because atthey have ripped open pregnant women in auGilead,
that they might enlarge their border.
14So I will kindle a fire in the wall of avRabbah,
awand it shall devour her strongholds,
with shouting on the day of battle,
axwith a tempest in the day of the whirlwind;
15and aytheir king shall go into exile,
he and his princes
Or officials
together,”

says the  Lord.
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