Amos 1
King James Bible: Purple Letter Edition
1The words of Amos, who was among the herdsmen of Tekoa, which he saw concerning Israel in the days of Uzziah, king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam, the son of Joash, king of Israel, two years before the earthquake.

2And he said, The LORD will roar from Zion, and utter His voice from Jerusalem; and the habitations of the shepherds shall mourn, and the top of Carmel shall wither.

3Thus saith the LORD: For three transgressions of Damascus, and for four, I will not turn away its {the} punishment {thereof}; because they have threshed Gilead with threshing instruments of iron; 4But I will send a fire into the house of Hazael, which shall devour the palaces of Ben-hadad. 5I will break also the bar of Damascus, and cut off the inhabitant from the plain of Aven, and him that holdeth the scepter from the house of Eden; and the people of Syria shall go into captivity unto Kir, saith the LORD.

6Thus saith the LORD: For three transgressions of Gaza, and for four, I will not turn away its {the} punishment {thereof}; because they carried away captive the whole captivity, to deliver them up to Edom; 7But I will send a fire on the wall of Gaza, which shall devour its {the} palaces {thereof}: 8And I will cut off the inhabitant from Ashdod, and him that holdeth the scepter from Ashkelon, and I will turn Mine hand against Ekron; and the remnant of the Philistines shall perish, saith the LORD God.

9Thus saith the LORD: For three transgressions of Tyre, and for four, I will not turn away its {the} punishment {thereof}; because they delivered up the whole captivity to Edom, and remembered not the brotherly covenant; 10But I will send a fire on the wall of Tyre, which shall devour its {the} palaces {thereof}.

11Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Edom, and for four, I will not turn away its {the} punishment {thereof}; because he did pursue his brother with the sword, and did cast off all pity, and his anger did tear perpetually, and he kept his wrath forever; 12But I will send a fire upon Teman, which shall devour the palaces of Bozrah.

13Thus saith the LORD: For three transgressions of the children of Ammon, and for four, I will not turn away their {the} punishment {thereof}; because they have ripped up the women with child of Gilead, that they might enlarge their border; 14But I will kindle a fire in the wall of Rabbah, and it shall devour its {the} palaces {thereof}, with shouting in the day of battle, with a tempest in the day of the whirlwind; 15And their king shall go into captivity, he and his princes together, saith the LORD.

King James Bible: Purple Letter Edition
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