Amos 1:1-7 DBY

1 The words of Amos, who was among the herdmen a of Tekoa, b which he saw concerning Israel in the days of Uzziah king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel, two years before the earthquake.

References for Amos 1:1

    • a 1:1 - Or 'sheepmasters,' 2Kings 3.4.
    • b 1:1 - In Judah, 2Chron. 11.6.
      2 And he said, Jehovah roareth from Zion, and uttereth his voice from Jerusalem; and the pastures c of the shepherds mourn, and the top of Carmel withereth.

      References for Amos 1:2

        • c 1:2 - or 'habitations:' see Jer. 9.10: 23.10; 25.37, &c.
          3 Thus saith Jehovah: For three transgressions of Damascus, and for four, I will not revoke [my sentence], because they have threshed Gilead with threshing instruments of iron.
          4 And I will send a fire into the house of Hazael, and it shall devour the palaces of Ben-Hadad.
          5 And I will break the bar d of Damascus, and cut off the inhabitant from the valley e of Aven, f and him that holdeth the sceptre from Beth-Eden; g and the people of Syria shall go into captivity unto Kir, saith Jehovah.

          References for Amos 1:5

            • d 1:5 - See Deut. 3.5.
            • e 1:5 - Or 'plain.' see Note, Josh. 11.8.
            • f 1:5 - Or 'valley of idols.'
            • g 1:5 - Meaning, 'House of delight.'
              6 Thus saith Jehovah: For three transgressions of Gazah, and for four, I will not revoke its sentence; h because they carried away captive the whole captivity, to deliver [them] up to Edom.

              References for Amos 1:6

                • h 1:6 - Lit. 'revoke it:' see ver. 3.
                  7 And I will send a fire on the wall of Gazah, and it shall devour the palaces thereof.