Amos 2 LEB

1 Thus says Yahweh: "For three transgressions of Moab and for four I will not revoke [the punishment],a because he burned to lime the bones of the king of Edom.

References for Amos 2:1

    • h 2:1 - Or "it"
      2 So I will send a fire against Moab and it will devour the citadel fortresses of Kerioth, and Moab will die amid uproar, amid war cries [and] amid the sound of a horn.
      3 And I will cut off [the] ruler from its midst and I will kill all of its officials with him," says Yahweh.

      Judgment on Judah

      4 Thus says Yahweh: "For three transgressions of Judah and for four I will not revoke [the punishment],b because they have rejected the law of Yahweh and have not kept his rules, and their lies have led them astray, {after which their ancestors walked}!c

      References for Amos 2:4

        • i 2:4 - Or "it"
        • j 2:4 - Literally "which their ancestors walked after them"
          5 So I will send a fire against Judah and it will devour the citadel fortresses of Jerusalem.

          Judgment on Israel

          6 Thus says Yahweh: "For three transgressions of Israel and for four I will not revoke [the punishment],d because they sell the righteous for money and the poor for a pair of sandals!

          References for Amos 2:6

            • k 2:6 - Or "it"
              7 Those who trample the heads of the powerless into the dust of the ground and turn aside the way of the destitute, a man and his father {have sexual relations with}e the same girl, so that [they] profane my holy name.

              References for Amos 2:7

                • l 2:7 - Literally "go to"
                  8 They stretch themselves out beside every altar on clothing taken in pledge and they drink wine, bought with fines imposed,f in the house of their God.

                  References for Amos 2:8

                    • m 2:8 - Literally "imposing a fine"
                      9 Yet I destroyed the Amorite {before them},g {who was as tall as}h cedars and was as strong as the oaks. I destroyed his fruit above and his roots beneath.

                      References for Amos 2:9

                        • n 2:9 - Literally "from the face of them"
                        • o 2:9 - Literally "whose height was as the height of"
                          10 And I brought you up from the land of Egypt, and I led you in the wilderness forty years to take possession of the land of the Amorite.
                          11 And I raised up some [of] your sons to [be] prophets and some [of] your young men to [be] Nazirites. Is it not so, O {people}i of Israel? [This is] the declaration of Yahweh!

                          References for Amos 2:11

                            • p 2:11 - Literally "children"
                              12 But you made the Nazirites drink wine and commanded the prophets, saying, 'You shall not prophesy.'
                              13 Look! I [am] going to press [you] down in your place just as a utility cart full of mature stalks of grain [is pressed down].
                              14 Flight will perish from [the] swift and [the] strong person will not muster his strength and [the] warrior will not save his life.
                              15 And [the] one who takes hold of the bow will not stand and [the one who is] swift on his feet will not save himself, nor will [the] one who rides the horse save his life.
                              16 Even those who are strong of heart among the mighty will flee away naked from the city on that day. [This is] the declaration of Yahweh!"