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Amos 2 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The LORD says, "The people of Moab have sinned again and again. So I will punish them. They burned the bones of Edom's king to ashes. 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 fire to destroy Moab. It will burn up Kerioth's forts. Moab will come crashing down with a loud noise. War cries will be heard. So will the blast of trumpets. 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 Moab's ruler. I will also kill all of its officials," says the Lord. 3 I will destroy her ruler and kill all her officials with him," says the LORD.
4 The LORD says, "The people of Judah have sinned again and again. So I will punish them. They have refused to obey my law. They have not kept my rules. Other gods have led them down the wrong path. Their people before them worshiped those gods. 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 fire to destroy Judah. It will burn up Jerusalem's forts." 5 I will send fire upon Judah that will consume the fortresses of Jerusalem."
6 The LORD says, "The people of Israel have sinned again and again. So I will punish them. They sell into slavery those who do what is right. They trade needy people for a mere 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 grind the heads of the poor into the dust of the ground. They refuse to be fair to those who are crushed. A father and his son have sex with the same girl. They treat my name as if it were not holy. 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 lie down beside every altar on clothes they had taken until the owner paid back what was owed. In the house of their God they drink wine that was taken as 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 to make room for my people in the land. The Amorites were as tall as cedar trees. They were as strong as oak trees. But I cut off 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 "People of Israel, I brought you up out of Egypt. I led you in the desert for 40 years. I gave you 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 raised up prophets from among your children. I also set some of your young people apart to me as Nazirites. Isn't that true, people of Israel?" announces the Lord. 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 made the Nazirites drink wine. You commanded the prophets not to prophesy. 12 "But you made the Nazirites drink wine and commanded the prophets not to prophesy.
13 "A cart that is loaded with grain crushes anything it runs over. In the same way, I will crush you. 13 "Now then, I will crush you as a cart crushes when loaded with grain.
14 Your fastest runners will not escape. The strongest people will not get away. Even soldiers will not be able to save their own lives. 14 The swift will not escape, the strong will not muster their strength, and the warrior will not save his life.
15 Men who are armed with bows will lose the battle. Soldiers who are quick on their feet will not escape. Horsemen will not be able to save their own lives. 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 Even your bravest soldiers will run away naked on that day," announces the Lord. 16 Even the bravest warriors will flee naked on that day," declares the LORD.