Amos 2 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 says the LORD. The LORD proclaims: For three crimes of Moab, and for four, I won't hold back the punishment, because he burned to lime the bones of the king of Edom. 1 This is what the LORD says: "For three sins of Moab, even for four, I will not turn back [my wrath]. Because he burned, as if to lime, the bones of Edom's king,
2 So I will send down a fire on Moab; it will devour the palaces of Kerioth. Moab will die in a great uproar, with a war cry, with the sound of the ram's horn. 2 I will send fire upon Moab that will consume the fortresses of Kerioth. Moab will go down in great tumult amid war cries and the blast of the trumpet.
3 I will remove their judge from them and slay all their officials with him, 3 I will destroy her ruler and kill all her officials with him," says the LORD.
4 says the LORD. The LORD proclaims: For three crimes of Judah, and for four, I won't hold back the punishment, because they have rejected the Instruction of the LORD, and haven't kept his laws. They have been led off the right path by the same lies after which their ancestors walked. 4 This is what the LORD says: "For three sins of Judah, even for four, I will not turn back [my wrath]. Because they have rejected the law of the LORD and have not kept his decrees, because they have been led astray by false gods, the gods their ancestors followed,
5 So I will send a fire on Judah, and it will devour the palaces of Jerusalem. 5 I will send fire upon Judah that will consume the fortresses of Jerusalem."
6 The LORD proclaims: For three crimes of Israel, and for four, I won't hold back the punishment, because they have sold the innocent for silver, and those in need for a pair of sandals. 6 This is what the LORD says: "For three sins of Israel, even for four, I will not turn back [my wrath]. They sell the righteous for silver, and the needy for a pair of sandals.
7 They crush the head of the poor into the dust of the earth, and push the afflicted out of the way. Father and son have intercourse with the same young woman, degrading my holy name. 7 They trample on the heads of the poor as upon the dust of the ground and deny justice to the oppressed. Father and son use the same girl and so profane my holy name.
8 They stretch out beside every altar on garments taken in loan; in the house of their god they drink wine bought with fines they imposed. 8 They lie down beside every altar on garments taken in pledge. In the house of their god they drink wine taken as fines.
9 Yet I destroyed the Amorite before them, whose height was as tall as cedar trees, and whose strength was as strong as oak trees. I destroyed his fruit above and his roots below. 9 "I destroyed the Amorite before them, though he was tall as the cedars and strong as the oaks. I destroyed his fruit above and his roots below.
10 Also I brought you up out of the land of Egypt, and led you forty years in the wilderness, to lay claim to the land of the Amorite. 10 "I brought you up out of Egypt, and I led you forty years in the desert to give you the land of the Amorites.
11 I raised up some of your children to be prophets and some of your youth to be nazirites. Isn't this so, people of Israel? 11 I also raised up prophets from among your sons and Nazirites from among your young men. Is this not true, people of Israel?" declares the LORD.
12 says the LORD. But you made the nazirites drink wine, and commanded the prophets, saying, "You won't prophesy." 12 "But you made the Nazirites drink wine and commanded the prophets not to prophesy.
13 So now I will oppress you, just like a cart is weighed down when it is full of harvested grain. 13 "Now then, I will crush you as a cart crushes when loaded with grain.
14 Fast runners will find no refuge; the strong will lose their strength; the mighty will be unable to save their lives. 14 The swift will not escape, the strong will not muster their strength, and the warrior will not save his life.
15 Those who shoot the bow won't survive. Fast runners won't escape; those who ride horses won't save themselves. 15 The archer will not stand his ground, the fleet-footed soldier will not get away, and the horseman will not save his life.
16 The bravest warrior will flee away naked in that day, 16 Even the bravest warriors will flee naked on that day," declares the LORD.