Amos 2 DBY

1 Thus saith Jehovah: For three transgressions of Moab, and for four, I will not revoke its sentence; because he burned the bones of the king of Edom into lime.
2 And I will send a fire upon Moab, and it shall devour the palaces of Kerijoth; and Moab shall die with tumult, with shouting, [and] with the sound of the trumpet.
3 And I will cut off the judge from the midst thereof, and will slay all the princes thereof with him, saith Jehovah.
4 Thus saith Jehovah: For three transgressions of Judah, and for four, I will not revoke its sentence; because they have despised the law of Jehovah, and have not kept his statutes; and their lies have caused them to err, after which their fathers walked.
5 And I will send a fire upon Judah, and it shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem.
6 Thus saith Jehovah: For three transgressions of Israel, and for four, I will not revoke its sentence; because they have sold the righteous for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes;
7 panting after a the dust of the earth on the head of the poor, and turning aside the way of the meek; and a man and his father will go in unto the [same] maid, to profane my holy name.

References for Amos 2:7

    • k 2:7 - Or, 'they who pant after.'
      8 And they lay [themselves] down by every altar upon clothes taken in pledge, and they drink [in] the house of their God the wine of the condemned. b

      References for Amos 2:8

        • l 2:8 - Or 'those that are amerced.'
          9 But I destroyed the Amorite before them, whose height was as the height of the cedars, and he was strong as the oaks; but I destroyed his fruit from above, and his roots from beneath.
          10 And I brought you up from the land of Egypt, and led you forty years in the wilderness, to possess the land of the Amorite.
          11 And I raised up of your sons for prophets, and of your young men for Nazarites. Is it not even thus, ye children of Israel? saith c Jehovah.

          References for Amos 2:11

            • m 2:11 - See Isa. 1.24.
              12 And ye gave the Nazarites wine to drink; and commanded the prophets, saying, Prophesy not.
              13 Behold, I will press upon you, d as a cart presseth that is full of sheaves.

              References for Amos 2:13

                • n 2:13 - Lit. 'in your place.' Others, 'I am pressed under you (i.e. 'your sins') as the cart is loaded with sheaves.'
                  14 And flight e shall perish from the swift, and the strong shall not strengthen his force, neither shall the mighty deliver his soul.

                  References for Amos 2:14

                    • o 2:14 - Or 'refuge,' as Jer. 25.35.
                      15 Neither shall he stand that handleth the bow; and the swift of foot shall not escape, and he that rideth the horse shall not deliver his soul;
                      16 and he that is stout-hearted among the mighty shall flee away naked in that day, saith Jehovah.