Amos 2:8-16 NIV

8 They lie down beside every altar on garments taken in pledge.1 In the house of their god they drink wine2 taken as fines.3

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9 "I destroyed the Amorite4 before them, though he was tall5 as the cedars and strong as the oaks.6 I destroyed his fruit above and his roots7 below.

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10 "I brought you up out of Egypt,8 and I led9 you forty years in the desert10 to give you the land of the Amorites.11

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11 I also raised up prophets12 from among your sons and Nazirites13 from among your young men. Is this not true, people of Israel?" declares the LORD.

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12 "But you made the Nazirites drink wine and commanded the prophets not to prophesy.14

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13 "Now then, I will crush you as a cart crushes when loaded with grain.15

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14 The swift will not escape,16 the strong17 will not muster their strength, and the warrior will not save his life.18

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15 The archer19 will not stand his ground, the fleet-footed soldier will not get away, and the horseman20 will not save his life.21

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16 Even the bravest warriors22 will flee naked on that day," declares the LORD.

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