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.
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.
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.
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.
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.