The words of `Amos, who was among the herdsmen of Tekoa, which he saw concerning Yisra'el in the days of `Uzziyah king of Yehudah, and in the days of Yarov`am the son of Yo'ash king of Yisra'el, two years before the earthquake.
He said: The LORD will roar from Tziyon, And utter his voice from Yerushalayim; And the pastures of the shepherds will mourn, And the top of Karmel will.wither."
Thus says the LORD: "For three transgressions of Dammesek, yes, for four, I will not turn away its punishment; Because they have threshed Gil`ad with threshing instruments of iron;
But I will send a fire into the house of Haza'el, And it will devour the palaces of Ben-Hadad.
I will break the bar of Dammesek, And cut off the inhabitant from the valley of Aven, And him who holds the scepter from the house of `Eden; And the people of Aram shall go into captivity to Kir," says the LORD.
Thus says the LORD: "For three transgressions of `Aza, yes, for four, I will not turn away its punishment; Because they carried away captive the whole community, To deliver them up to Edom;
But I will send a fire on the wall of `Aza, And it will devour its palaces.
I will cut off the inhabitant from Ashdod, And him who holds the scepter from Ashkelon; And I will turn my hand against `Ekron; And the remnant of the Pelishtim will perish," says the Lord GOD.