Amos 1:1-7 NIV

1 The words of Amos, one of the shepherds of Tekoa1--what he saw concerning Israel two years before the earthquake,2 when Uzziah3 was king of Judah and Jeroboam4 son of Jehoasha was king of Israel.5

References for Amos 1:1

    • a 1:1 - Hebrew "Joash," a variant of "Jehoash"
      2 He said: "The LORD roars6 from Zion and thunders7 from Jerusalem;8 the pastures of the shepherds dry up,b and the top of Carmel9 withers."10

      References for Amos 1:2

        • b 1:2 - Or "shepherds mourn"

          Judgment on Israel's Neighbors

          3 This is what the LORD says: "For three sins of Damascus,11 even for four, I will not turn back [my wrath].12 Because she threshed Gilead with sledges having iron teeth,

          References for Amos 1:3

              4 I will send fire13 upon the house of Hazael14 that will consume the fortresses15 of Ben-Hadad.16

              References for Amos 1:4

              5 I will break down the gate17 of Damascus; I will destroy the king who is inc the Valley of Avend and the one who holds the scepter in Beth Eden.18 The people of Aram will go into exile to Kir,19" says the LORD.20

              References for Amos 1:5

                • c 1:5 - Or "the inhabitants of"
                • d 1:5 - "Aven" means "wickedness."
                  6 This is what the LORD says: "For three sins of Gaza,21 even for four, I will not turn back [my wrath].22 Because she took captive whole communities and sold them to Edom,23

                  References for Amos 1:6

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