Amos 2:9-16 (New International Version)

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9 "I destroyed the Amorite1 before them, though he was tall2 as the cedars and strong as the oaks.3 I destroyed his fruit above and his roots4 below. 10 "I brought you up out of Egypt,5 and I led6 you forty years in the desert7 to give you the land of the Amorites.8 11 I also raised up prophets9 from among your sons and Nazirites10 from among your young men. Is this not true, people of Israel?" declares the LORD. 12 "But you made the Nazirites drink wine and commanded the prophets not to prophesy.11 13 "Now then, I will crush you as a cart crushes when loaded with grain.12 14 The swift will not escape,13 the strong14 will not muster their strength, and the warrior will not save his life.15 15 The archer16 will not stand his ground, the fleet-footed soldier will not get away, and the horseman17 will not save his life.18 16 Even the bravest warriors19 will flee naked on that day," declares the LORD.
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