Amos 2:6-16 CSB

Judgment on Israel

6 The Lord says: I will not relent from punishing Israel for three crimes, even four, because they sell a righteous person for silver and a needy person for a pair of sandals.a

References for Amos 2:6

    • d 2:6 - Am 8:6
      7 They trample the heads of the poor on the dust of the ground and block the path of the needy.b A man and his father have sexual relations with the same girl, profaning My holy name.

      References for Amos 2:7

        • e 2:7 - Jb 24:4
          8 They stretch out beside every altar on garments taken as collateral, and they drink in the house of their God wine obtained through fines.
          9 Yet I destroyed the Amorite as Israel advanced; his heightc was like the cedars, and he was as sturdy as the oaks; I destroyed his fruit above and his roots beneath.

          References for Amos 2:9

            • f 2:9 - Nm 13:28-33
              10 And I brought you from the land of Egypt and led you 40 years in the wilderness in order to possess the land of the Amorite.d

              References for Amos 2:10

                  11 I raised up some of your sons as prophetse and some of your young men as Nazirites.f Is this not the case, Israelites? [This is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the Lord's declaration.

                  References for Amos 2:11

                    • h 2:11 - Am 7:14-15; Dt 18:18-19; Jr 1:4-5
                    • i 2:11 - Nm 6:1-21; Jdg 13:2-5; 1 Sm 1:11
                      12 But you made the Nazirites drink wine and commanded the prophets: Do not prophesy.
                      13 Look, I am about to crushg [you] in your place as a wagon full of sheaves crushes [grain].

                      References for Amos 2:13

                        • j 2:13 - Or hinder; Hb obscure
                          14 Escape will fail the swift, the strong one will not prevail by his strength, and the brave will not save his life.
                          15 The archer will not stand [his ground], the [one who is] swift of foot will not save himself, and the one riding a horse will not save his life.
                          16 Even the most courageous of the warriors will flee naked on that day- the Lord's declaration.