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Amos 2 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 This is what the LORD says: Because Moab has committed three crimes, and now a fourth crime, I will not change my plans. The Moabites have cremated Edom's king. 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 a fire on Moab and burn down the palaces of Kerioth. Moab will die during the noise of battle while troops are shouting and rams' horns are blowing. 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 take their judges away from them. I will kill all their officials at the same time. The LORD has said this. 3 I will destroy her ruler and kill all her officials with him," says the LORD.
4 This is what the LORD says: Because Judah has committed three crimes, and now a fourth crime, I will not change my plans. The people of Judah have rejected the LORD's Teachings and haven't kept his laws. They have been led astray by false teachings, the same ones their ancestors followed. 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 a fire on Judah and burn down the palaces of Jerusalem. 5 I will send fire upon Judah that will consume the fortresses of Jerusalem."
6 This is what the LORD says: Because Israel has committed three crimes, and now a fourth crime, I will not change my plans. The people of Israel sell the righteous for money and the needy 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 stomp the heads of the poor into the dust. They push the humble out of the way. Father and son sleep with the same woman. They dishonor 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 Beside every altar, they spread themselves out on clothes taken as security. In the temples of their gods, they drink the wine that they bought with fines. 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 Amorites in front of them, although the Amorites were as tall as cedars and as strong as oaks. I destroyed their fruit above the ground and their roots below it. 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 I brought you out of Egypt. I led you through the desert for 40 years so that you could take possession of the land of the Amorites. 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 also sent you prophets from among your children and Nazirites from among your youths. Isn't that so, people of Israel? The LORD has declared this. 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 You made the Nazirites drink wine. You commanded the prophets to stop prophesying. 12 "But you made the Nazirites drink wine and commanded the prophets not to prophesy.
13 I am going to crush you as an overloaded wagon crushes a person. 13 "Now then, I will crush you as a cart crushes when loaded with grain.
14 Runners will not be able to escape. Strong men will find that their strength is useless. Soldiers will not be able to 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 will not stand their ground. Fast runners will not be able to escape. Horsemen will not be able to 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 Brave soldiers will run away naked that day. The LORD has declared this. 16 Even the bravest warriors will flee naked on that day," declares the LORD.