The words of Amos, who was among the 1sheepherders from 2Tekoa, which he aenvisioned in visionsconcerningIsrael in the days of 3Uzziahking of Judah, and in the days of 4Jeroboamson of Joash, king of Israel, two yearsbefore the 5earthquake.
He said, "The 6LORDroars from Zion And from Jerusalem He utters His voice; And the shepherds'7pasturegroundsmourn, And the b8summit of Carmeldries up."
3Thussays the LORD, "For 9threetransgressions of 10Damascus and for four I will not crevoke its punishment, Because they threshedGilead with implements of sharpiron.
"So I will sendfire upon the house of Hazael And it will consume the citadels of 11Ben-hadad.
"I will also 12break the gate bar of Damascus, And cutoff the inhabitant from the dvalley of Aven, And him who holds the scepter, from Beth-eden; So the people of Aram will goexiled to 13Kir," Says the LORD.
6Thussays the LORD, "For threetransgressions of 14Gaza and for four I will not revoke its punishment, Because they deported an entirepopulation To 15deliver it up to Edom.
"So I will sendfire upon the wall of Gaza And it will consume her citadels.