Amos 1

Judgment on Neighbor Nations

The words of Amos, who was among the a sheepherders from b Tekoa, which he
Lit saw concerning
envisioned in visions concerning Israel in the days of d Uzziah king of Judah, and in the days of e Jeroboam son of Joash, king of Israel, two years before the f earthquake.
He said,
“The g  Lord roars from Zion
And from Jerusalem He utters His voice;
And the shepherds’ h pasture grounds mourn,
And the
Lit head
,
j summit of Carmel dries up.”

Thus says the  Lord,
“For k three transgressions of l Damascus and for four
I will not
Lit cause it to turn back, and so throughout the ch
revoke its punishment,
Because they threshed Gilead with implements of sharp iron.
So I will send fire upon the house of Hazael
And it will consume the citadels of n Ben-hadad.
“I will also o break the gate bar of Damascus,
And cut off the inhabitant from the
Possibly, Baalbek
valley of Aven,
And him who holds the scepter, from Beth-eden;
So the people of Aram will go exiled to q Kir,”
Says the  Lord.

Thus says the  Lord,
For three transgressions of r Gaza and for four
I will not revoke its punishment,
Because they deported an entire population
To s deliver it up to Edom.
So I will send fire upon the wall of Gaza
And it will consume her citadels.
I will also cut off the inhabitant from t Ashdod,
And him who holds the scepter, from u Ashkelon;
I will even
Lit cause to return
unleash My
Lit hand
power upon Ekron,
And the remnant of the x Philistines will perish,”
Says the Lord
Heb YHWH, usually rendered  Lord
 God.

Thus says the  Lord,
For three transgressions of z Tyre and for four
I will not revoke its punishment,
Because they delivered up an entire population to Edom
And did not remember the covenant of
Lit brothers
,
ab brotherhood.
10 “So I will ac send fire upon the wall of Tyre
And it will consume her citadels.”

11 Thus says the  Lord,
For three transgressions of ad Edom and for four
I will not revoke its punishment,
Because he ae pursued his brother with the sword,
While he
Lit corrupted
stifled his compassion;
His anger also ag tore continually,
And he maintained his fury forever.
12 So I will send fire upon ah Teman
And it will consume the citadels of Bozrah.”

13 Thus says the  Lord,
For three transgressions of the sons of ai Ammon and for four
I will not revoke its punishment,
Because they aj ripped open the pregnant women of Gilead
In order to ak enlarge their borders.
14 So I will kindle a fire on the wall of al Rabbah
And it will consume her citadels
Amid
Or shouts
,
an war cries on the day of battle,
And a ao storm on the day of tempest.
15 “Their ap king will go into exile,
He and his princes together,” says the  Lord.

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