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Amos 9:6-15 (New International Version)

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6 he who builds his lofty palacea1 in the heavens and sets its foundationb on the earth, who calls for the waters of the sea and pours them out over the face of the land-- the LORD is his name.2 7 "Are not you Israelites the same to me as the Cushitesc ?"3 declares the LORD. "Did I not bring Israel up from Egypt, the Philistines4 from Caphtord5 and the Arameans from Kir?6 8 "Surely the eyes of the Sovereign LORD are on the sinful kingdom. I will destroy7 it from the face of the earth-- yet I will not totally destroy the house of Jacob," declares the LORD.8 9 "For I will give the command, and I will shake the house of Israel among all the nations as grain9 is shaken in a sieve,10 and not a pebble will reach the ground.11 10 All the sinners among my people will die by the sword,12 all those who say, 'Disaster will not overtake or meet us.'13

Israel's Restoration

11 "In that day I will restore David's14 fallen tent.15 I will repair its broken places, restore its ruins,16 and build it as it used to be,17 12 so that they may possess the remnant of Edom18 and all the nations that bear my name,e19" declares the LORD, who will do these things.20 13 "The days are coming,"21 declares the LORD, "when the reaper22 will be overtaken by the plowman23 and the planter by the one treading24 grapes. New wine25 will drip from the mountains and flow from all the hills.26 14 I will bring27 back my exiledf28 people Israel; they will rebuild the ruined cities29 and live in them. They will plant vineyards30 and drink their wine; they will make gardens and eat their fruit.31 15 I will plant32 Israel in their own land,33 never again to be uprooted34 from the land I have given them,"35 says the LORD your God.36
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