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Amos 1 (English Standard Version)

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1 The words of Amos, who was among the 1shepherdsa of 2Tekoa, which he saw concerning Israel 3in the days of 4Uzziah king of Judah and in the days of 5Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel, two yearsb before 6the earthquake.

Judgment on Israel's Neighbors

2 And he said: 7"The LORD roars from Zion and utters his voice from Jerusalem; 8the pastures of the shepherds mourn, and the 9top of 10Carmel withers." 3 Thus says the LORD: 11"For three transgressions of 12Damascus, and for four, 13I will not revoke the punishment,c because they have threshed 14Gilead with threshing sledges of iron. 4 15So I will send a fire upon the house of 16Hazael, and it shall devour the strongholds of 17Ben-hadad. 5 I will 18break the gate-bar of 19Damascus, and cut off the inhabitants from the Valley of 20Aven,d and him who holds the scepter from 21Beth-eden; and the people of 22Syria shall go into exile to 23Kir," says the LORD. 6 Thus says the LORD: 24"For three transgressions of 25Gaza, and for four, I will not revoke the punishment, because 26they carried into exile a whole people to deliver them up to Edom. 7 So I will send a fire upon the wall of 27Gaza, and it shall devour her strongholds. 8 I will cut off the inhabitants from 28Ashdod, and him who holds the scepter from Ashkelon; I will turn my hand against Ekron, and the remnant of the Philistines shall perish," says the Lord GOD. 9 Thus says the LORD: 29"For three transgressions of 30Tyre, and for four, I will not revoke the punishment, because they delivered up a whole people to Edom, and did not remember the covenant of brotherhood. 10 So I will send a fire upon the wall of 31Tyre, and it shall devour her strongholds." 11 Thus says the LORD: 32"For three transgressions of 33Edom, and for four, I will not revoke the punishment, 34because he pursued his brother with the sword 35and cast off all pity, 36and his anger tore perpetually, 37and he kept his wrath forever. 12 So I will send a fire upon 38Teman, and it shall devour the strongholds of 39Bozrah." 13 Thus says the LORD: 40"For three transgressions of the 41Ammonites, and for four, I will not revoke the punishment, because 42they have ripped open pregnant women in 43Gilead, that they might enlarge their border. 14 So I will kindle a fire in the wall of 44Rabbah, 45and it shall devour her strongholds, with shouting on the day of battle, 46with a tempest in the day of the whirlwind; 15 and 47their king shall go into exile, he and his princese together," says the LORD.
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