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Amos 2 WEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Thus says Yahweh: "For three transgressions of Moab, yes, for four, I will not turn away its punishment; Because he burned the bones of the king of Edom 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 But I will send a fire on Moab, And it will devour the palaces of Kerioth; And Moab will die with tumult, with shouting, and with the sound of the trumpet; 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 And I will cut off the judge from their midst, And will kill all its princes with him," says Yahweh. 3 I will destroy her ruler and kill all her officials with him," says the LORD.
4 Thus says Yahweh: "For three transgressions of Judah, yes, for four, I will not turn away its punishment; Because they have rejected the law of Yahweh, And have not kept his statutes, And their lies have led them astray, After which their fathers 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 But 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 Thus says Yahweh: "For three transgressions of Israel, yes, for four, I will not turn away its punishment; Because they have sold the righteous for silver, And the needy 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 They trample on the dust of the earth on the head of the poor, And deny justice to the oppressed; And a man and his father use the same maiden, to profane 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 And they lay themselves down beside every altar on clothes taken in pledge; And in the house of their God they drink the wine of those who have been fined. 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 like the height of the cedars, And he was strong as the oaks; Yet I destroyed his fruit from above, and his roots from beneath. 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 possess 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 sons for prophets, And some of your young men for Nazirites. Isn't this true, You children of Israel?" says Yahweh. 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 Nazirites wine to drink, And commanded the prophets, saying, 'Don't prophesy!' 12 "But you made the Nazirites drink wine and commanded the prophets not to prophesy.
13 Behold, I will crush you in your place, As a cart crushes that is full of grain. 13 "Now then, I will crush you as a cart crushes when loaded with grain.
14 Flight will perish from the swift; And the strong won't strengthen his force; Neither shall the mighty deliver himself; 14 The swift will not escape, the strong will not muster their strength, and the warrior will not save his life.
15 Neither shall he stand who handles the bow; And he who is swift of foot won't escape; Neither shall he who rides the horse deliver himself; 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 And he who is courageous among the mighty will flee away naked in that day," says Yahweh. 16 Even the bravest warriors will flee naked on that day," declares the LORD.