Amos 1
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Judgment on Israel's Neighbors
(2 Kings 16:10-18; 2 Chronicles 28:16-21)

1These are the words of Amos, who was among the sheepherdersa of Tekoa—what he saw concerning Israel two yearsb before the earthquake, in the days when Uzziah was king of Judah and Jeroboam son of Jehoashc was king of Israel. 2He said:

“The LORD roars from Zion

and raises His voice from Jerusalem;

the pastures of the shepherds mourn,

and the summit of Carmel withers.”

3This is what the LORD says:

“For three transgressions of Damascus, even four,

I will not revoke My judgment,d

because they threshed Gilead

with sledges of iron.

4So I will send fire upon the house of Hazael

to consume the citadels of Ben-hadad.

5I will break down the gates of Damascus

and cut off the rulere of the Valley of Avenf

and him who wields the scepter from Beth-eden.

The people of Aram will be exiled to Kir,”

says the LORD.

6This 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.

7So I will send fire upon the walls of Gaza,

to consume its citadels.

8I 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.

9This 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.

10So I will send fire upon the walls of Tyre,

to consume its citadels.”

11This 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.

12So I will send fire upon Teman

to consume the citadels of Bozrah.”

13This 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.

14So 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.

15Their kingg will go into exile—

he and his princes together,”

says the LORD.

Footnotes:

1 a Or sheep breeders
1 b Or during the two years
1 c Hebrew Joash, a variant of Jehoash
3 d Or I will not relent, or I will not revoke my wrath; also in verses 6, 9, 11, and 13
5 e Or the inhabitants
5 f Aven means wickedness
15 g Or Molech

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