Amos 9:1-4 NIV

Israel to Be Destroyed

1 I saw the Lord standing by the altar, and he said: "Strike the tops of the pillars so that the thresholds shake. Bring them down on the heads1 of all the people; those who are left I will kill with the sword. Not one will get away, none will escape.2

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2 Though they dig down to the depths of the grave,a3 from there my hand will take them. Though they climb up to the heavens,4 from there I will bring them down.5

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    • a 9:2 - Hebrew "to Sheol"
      3 Though they hide themselves on the top of Carmel,6 there I will hunt them down and seize them.7 Though they hide from me at the bottom of the sea,8 there I will command the serpent9 to bite them.1011

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      4 Though they are driven into exile by their enemies, there I will command the sword12 to slay them. I will fix my eyes upon them for evil13 and not for good.14"15

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