Amos 2
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1The LORD says:

I will not relent from punishing Moaba

for three crimes, even four,

because he burned the bones

of the king of Edom to lime.b

2Therefore, I will send fire against Moab,

and it will consume the citadels of Kerioth.c

Moab will die with a tumult,d

with shouting and the sound of the ram’s horn.

3I will cut off the judgee from the land

and kill all its officialsf with him.

The LORD has spoken.

Judgment on Judah

4The LORD says:

I will not relent from punishing Judahg

for three crimes, even four,

because they have rejected the instruction of the LORDh

and have not kept His statutes.i

The liesj that their ancestors followedk

have led them astray.

5Therefore, I will send firel against Judah,

and it will consume the citadels of Jerusalem.

Judgment on Israel

6The LORD says:

I will not relent from punishing Israelm

for three crimes, even four,

because they sell a righteous person for silver

and a needy person for a pair of sandals.n

7They trample the heads of the pooro

on the dust of the ground

and block the path of the needy.p

A man and his father have sexual relations

with the same girl,q

profaning My holy name.r

8They stretch out beside every altars

on garments taken as collateral,t

and in the house of their God,

they drink wine obtained through fines.u

9Yet I destroyed the Amoritev as Israel advanced;

his heightw was like the cedars,

and he was as sturdy as the oaks;

I destroyed his fruitx above and his roots beneath.

10And I brought you from the land of Egypty

and led you 40 years in the wildernessz

in order to possess the land of the Amorite.aa

11I raised up some of your sons as prophetsab

and some of your young men as

Is this not the case, Israelites?

This is the LORD’s declaration.

12But you made the Nazirites drink wine

and commanded the prophets,

Do not prophesy.”ad

13Look, I am about to crushae you in your placeaf

as a wagon full of sheaves crushes grain.

14Escape will fail the swift,ag

the strong one will not prevail by his strength,ah

and the brave will not save his life.

15The archer will not stand his ground,ai

the one who is swift of foot

will not save himself,

and the one riding a horse will not save his life.aj

16Even the most courageous of the warriors

will flee naked on that dayak —

this is the LORD’s declaration.

a. 2:1 Is 15–16; Jr 48; Ezk 25:8-11
b. 2:1 Lv 20:14; 21:9
c. 2:2 Jr 48:24,41
d. 2:2 Jr 48:45
e. 2:3 Ps 2:10; 141:6
f. 2:3 Jb 12:21; Is 40:23
g. 2:4 2Kg 17:19; Hs 2:12; Am 3:2
h. 2:4 Jdg 2:17-20; 2Kg 22:11-17; Jr 6:19; 8:9
i. 2:4 Jr 44:10; Ezk 5:7
j. 2:4 Is 9:15-16; Jr 11:10-13; 23:14,21-22
k. 2:4 Jr 9:14; 16:11-12; Ezk 20:18,24,30
l. 2:5 Jr 17:27; 21:10
m. 2:6 2Kg 18:12
n. 2:6 Dt 16:18-20; Am 5:12; 8:6
o. 2:7 Am 5:11; 8:4; Mc 2:2,9
p. 2:7 Jb 24:4
q. 2:7 Hs 4:14
r. 2:7 Lv 18:21; Pr 30:9; Ezk 36:20-23
s. 2:8 Am 3:14
t. 2:8 Ex 22:26
u. 2:8 Am 4:1; 6:6
v. 2:9 Jos 10:12
w. 2:9 Nm 13:28-33
x. 2:9 Ezk 17:9; Mal 4:1
y. 2:10 Ex 20:2; Am 3:1; 9:7
z. 2:10 Dt 2:7
aa. 2:10 Nm 21:25
ab. 2:11 Dt 18:18-19; Jr 1:4-5; Am 7:14-15
ac. 2:11 Nm 6:1-21; Jdg 13:2-5; 1Sm 1:11
ad. 2:12 Jr 11:21; Am 7:13,16
ae. 2:13 Or hinder ; Hb obscure
af. 2:13 Jl 3:13
ag. 2:14 Is 30:16-17
ah. 2:14 Jr 9:23
ai. 2:15 Jr 51:56; Ezk 39:3
aj. 2:15 Is 31:3
ak. 2:16 Jdg 4:17
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