1 The words of Amos, one of the shepherds of Tekoa—the vision he saw concerning Israel two years before the earthquake, when Uzziah was king of Judah and Jeroboam son of Jehoasha was king of Israel.

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    • a 1:1 - Hebrew "Joash," a variant of "Jehoash"
      2 He said: “The LORD roars from Zion and thunders from Jerusalem; the pastures of the shepherds dry up, and the top of Carmel withers.”

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      Judgment on Israel’s Neighbors

      3 This is what the LORD says: “For three sins of Damascus, even for four, I will not relent. Because she threshed Gilead with sledges having iron teeth,

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          4 I will send fire on the house of Hazael that will consume the fortresses of Ben-Hadad.

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          5 I will break down the gate of Damascus; I will destroy the king who is inb the Valley of Avencand the one who holds the scepter in Beth Eden. The people of Aram will go into exile to Kir,” says the LORD.

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            • b 1:5 - Or "the inhabitants of"
            • c 1:5 - "Aven" means "wickedness" .
              6 This is what the LORD says: “For three sins of Gaza, even for four, I will not relent. Because she took captive whole communities and sold them to Edom,

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                  7 I will send fire on the walls of Gaza that will consume her fortresses.