Amos 1
International Standard Version

Amos is Called to Prophesy

1The words of Amos,a who was among the sheep breeders of Tekoa, which he spokeb concerning Israel during the reign ofc Uzziah, king of Judah and during the reign ofd Joash’s son Jeroboam, king of Israel, two years before the earthquake.

2He said, “From Zion the LORD roars,

and from Jerusalem he shouts aloud.

The shepherds’ pastures will languish,

and Carmel’s summit will wither.”

A Warning to Damascus

3This is what the LORD says:

“For three transgressions of Damascus

—and now for a fourth—

I will not turn away;

because they have trampled downe Gilead

with ironclad threshing sleds.

4So I will send down fire upon the house of Hazael,

and it will devour the palaces of Ben-hadad.

5I will shatter the gate bars of Damascus,

and I will cut off the residents of the Aven Valley,

along with the one who holds the scepter from Beth-eden;

and the people of Aram will be exiled to Kir,”

says the LORD.

A Warning to Gaza

6This is what the LORD says:

“For three transgressions of Gaza

—and now for a fourth—

I will not turn away;

because they exiled the entire population,

delivering them to Edom.

7So I will send down fire upon the wall of Gaza,

and it will devour their fortified citadels;

8and I will cut off the inhabitants of Ashdod,

along with Ashkelon’s ruler.f

I will turn to attackg Ekron,

and the rest of the Philistines will die,”

says the Lord GOD.

A Warning to Tyre

9This is what the LORD says:

“For three transgressions of Tyre

—and now for a fourth—

I will not turn away;

because they delivered the entire population to Edom,

and did not remember their covenant with their relatives.h

10So I will send down fire upon the wall of Tyre,

and it will devour their fortified citadels.”

A Warning to Edom

11This is what the LORD says:

“For three transgressions of Edom

—and now for a fourth—

I will not turn away;

because hei pursued his brother with a sword,

refusing to be compassionate.j

His anger was ragingk continuously;

he kept up his unending wrath.

12So I will send down fire upon Teman,

and it will devour the fortified citadels of Bozrah.”

A Warning to Ammon

13This is what the LORD says:

“For three transgressions of the Ammonites

—and now for a fourth—

I will not turn away;

because they ripped open the pregnant women of Gilead

in order to enlarge their national borders.l

14So I will send down fire upon the wall of Rabbah,

and it will devour their fortified citadels

with an alarm sounding in the time of battle,

and with a whirlwind in the time of storm.

15Their king will go into captivity—

he and his princes together,”

says the LORD.


Footnotes:
a 1:1 The Heb. name Amos means burden
b 1:1 Lit. saw
c 1:1 Or in the days of
d 1:1 Or in the days of
e 1:3 Or have threshed
f 1:8 Lit. with the one who holds the scepter of Ashkelon
g 1:8 Lit. turn my hand against
h 1:9 Or brothers
i 1:11 i.e. the nation personified as an individual
j 1:11 Lit. sword, abandoning his compassion
k 1:11 Lit. anger was tearing away
l 1:13 Or their boundary



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