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1 These are the words of Amos, one of the shepherds of Tekoa. He perceived these things concerning Israel two years before the earthquake, in the days of Judah's King Uzziah and in the days of Israel's King Jeroboam, Joash's son. 1 The words of Amos, one of the shepherds of Tekoa--what he saw concerning Israel two years before the earthquake, when Uzziah was king of Judah and Jeroboam son of Jehoash was king of Israel.
2 He said: The LORD roars from Zion. He shouts from Jerusalem; the pastures of the shepherds wither, and the top of Carmel dries up. 2 He said: "The LORD roars from Zion and thunders from Jerusalem; the pastures of the shepherds dry up, and the top of Carmel withers."
3 The LORD proclaims: For three crimes of Damascus, and for four, I won't hold back the punishment, because they have harvested Gilead with sharp iron tools. 3 This is what the LORD says: "For three sins of Damascus, even for four, I will not turn back [my wrath]. Because she threshed Gilead with sledges having iron teeth,
4 I will send down fire on the house of Hazael; it will devour the palaces of Ben-hadad. 4 I will send fire upon the house of Hazael that will consume the fortresses of Ben-Hadad.
5 I will break the fortified gates of Damascus, and eliminate the people from the Aven Valley, including the one who rules from Beth-eden; the people of Aram will be forced to live in Kir, 5 I will break down the gate of Damascus; I will destroy the king who is in the Valley of Aven and the one who holds the scepter in Beth Eden. The people of Aram will go into exile to Kir," says the LORD.
6 says the LORD. The LORD proclaims: For three crimes of Gaza, and for four, I won't hold back the punishment, because they rounded up entire communities, to hand them over to Edom. 6 This is what the LORD says: "For three sins of Gaza, even for four, I will not turn back [my wrath]. Because she took captive whole communities and sold them to Edom,
7 I will send down a fire on the wall of Gaza; it will devour Gaza's palaces. 7 I will send fire upon the walls of Gaza that will consume her fortresses.
8 I will eliminate the people from Ashdod, the one who rules from Ashkelon. I will turn my hand against Ekron, and the Philistines who remain will perish, 8 I will destroy the king of Ashdod and the one who holds the scepter in Ashkelon. I will turn my hand against Ekron, till the last of the Philistines is dead," says the Sovereign LORD.
9 says the LORD God. The LORD proclaims: For three crimes of Tyre, and for four, I won't hold back the punishment, because they have delivered up entire communities over to Edom, and neglected their covenantal obligations. 9 This is what the LORD says: "For three sins of Tyre, even for four, I will not turn back [my wrath]. Because she sold whole communities of captives to Edom, disregarding a treaty of brotherhood,
10 So I will send a fire on the wall of Tyre; it will devour their palaces. 10 I will send fire upon the walls of Tyre that will consume her fortresses."
11 The LORD proclaims: For three crimes of Edom, and for four, I won't hold back the punishment, because he chased after his brother with the sword, denied all compassion, kept his anger alive, and fueled his wrath forever. 11 This is what the LORD says: "For three sins of Edom, even for four, I will not turn back [my wrath]. Because he pursued his brother with a sword, stifling all compassion, because his anger raged continually and his fury flamed unchecked,
12 So I will send a fire on Teman; it will devour the fortresses of Bozrah. 12 I will send fire upon Teman that will consume the fortresses of Bozrah."
13 The LORD proclaims: For three crimes of the Ammonites, and for four, I won't hold back the punishment, because they have ripped open pregnant women in Gilead in order to possess more land. 13 This is what the LORD says: "For three sins of Ammon, even for four, I will not turn back [my wrath]. Because he ripped open the pregnant women of Gilead in order to extend his borders,
14 So I will start a fire at the wall of Rabbah; the fire will devour its palaces, with a war cry on the day of battle, with strong wind on the day of the storm. 14 I will set fire to the walls of Rabbah that will consume her fortresses amid war cries on the day of battle, amid violent winds on a stormy day.
15 Then their king will be taken away, he and his officials together, 15 Her king will go into exile, he and his officials together," says the LORD.