Amos 2:9-16 NIV

9 "I destroyed the Amorite1 before them, though he was tall2 as the cedars and strong as the oaks.3 I destroyed his fruit above and his roots4 below.

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10 "I brought you up out of Egypt,5 and I led6 you forty years in the desert7 to give you the land of the Amorites.8

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11 I also raised up prophets9 from among your sons and Nazirites10 from among your young men. Is this not true, people of Israel?" declares the LORD.

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12 "But you made the Nazirites drink wine and commanded the prophets not to prophesy.11

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13 "Now then, I will crush you as a cart crushes when loaded with grain.12

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14 The swift will not escape,13 the strong14 will not muster their strength, and the warrior will not save his life.15

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15 The archer16 will not stand his ground, the fleet-footed soldier will not get away, and the horseman17 will not save his life.18

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16 Even the bravest warriors19 will flee naked on that day," declares the LORD.

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