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Amos 2 CJB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Here is what ADONAI says: "For Mo'av's three crimes, no, four - I will not reverse it because he burned the bones of the king of Edom, turning them into lime; 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 I will send fire on Mo'av, and it will consume the palaces of K'riot. Mo'av will die with turmoil and shouting, along with the sound of the shofar. 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 cut off the judge from among them and kill all his princes with him," says ADONAI. 3 I will destroy her ruler and kill all her officials with him," says the LORD.
4 Here is what ADONAI says: "For Y'hudah's three crimes, no, four - I will not reverse it because they rejected ADONAI's Torah and haven't observed his laws, and their lies caused them to fall into error and live the way their ancestors did; 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 I will send fire on Y'hudah, and it will consume the palaces of Yerushalayim. 5 I will send fire upon Judah that will consume the fortresses of Jerusalem."
6 Here is what ADONAI says: "For Isra'el's three crimes, no, four - I will not reverse it because they sell the upright for silver and the poor for a pair of shoes, 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 grinding the heads of the poor in the dust and pushing the lowly out of the way; father and son sleep with the same girl, profaning 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 lying down beside any altar on clothes taken in pledge; drinking wine in the house of their God 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 "I destroyed the Emori before them; though tall as cedars and strong as oaks, I destroyed their fruit above and their root 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 More than that, I brought you up from Egypt, led you forty years in the desert, so that you could have the Emori's land. 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 sons to be prophets, other young men of yours to be n'zirim. People of Isra'el! Isn't that true?" asks ADONAI. 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 But you gave the n'zirim wine to drink and ordered the prophets, 'Don't prophesy!' 12 "But you made the Nazirites drink wine and commanded the prophets not to prophesy.
13 "Enough! I will make all this crush you, just as a cart overloaded with grain crushes what's under it. 13 "Now then, I will crush you as a cart crushes when loaded with grain.
14 Even the swift won't be able to flee; the strong won't be able to use their strength, the warriors won't save themselves. 14 The swift will not escape, the strong will not muster their strength, and the warrior will not save his life.
15 Archers won't be able to stand, the fastest runners won't save themselves, those on 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 On that day even the bravest warriors will throw off their weapons and flee," says ADONAI. 16 Even the bravest warriors will flee naked on that day," declares the LORD.