Amos 1

1 The words of Amos, one of the shepherds of Tekoa—the vision he saw concerning Israel two years before the earthquake, when Uzziah was king of Judah and Jeroboam son of Jehoash[a] was king of Israel.
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.”

Judgment on Israel’s Neighbors

3 This is what the LORD says: “For three sins of Damascus, even for four, I will not relent. Because she threshed Gilead with sledges having iron teeth,
4 I will send fire on the house of Hazael that will consume the fortresses of Ben-Hadad.
5 I will break down the gate of Damascus; I will destroy the king who is in[b] the Valley of Aven[c]and the one who holds the scepter in Beth Eden. The people of Aram will go into exile to Kir,” says the LORD.
6 This is what the LORD says: “For three sins of Gaza, even for four, I will not relent. Because she took captive whole communities and sold them to Edom,
7 I will send fire on the walls of Gaza that will consume her fortresses.
8 I will destroy the king[d] of Ashdod and the one who holds the scepter in Ashkelon. I will turn my hand against Ekron, till the last of the Philistines are dead,” says the Sovereign LORD.
9 This is what the LORD says: “For three sins of Tyre, even for four, I will not relent. Because she sold whole communities of captives to Edom, disregarding a treaty of brotherhood,
10 I will send fire on the walls of Tyre that will consume her fortresses.”
11 This is what the LORD says: “For three sins of Edom, even for four, I will not relent. Because he pursued his brother with a sword and slaughtered the women of the land, because his anger raged continually and his fury flamed unchecked,
12 I will send fire on Teman that will consume the fortresses of Bozrah.”
13 This is what the LORD says: “For three sins of Ammon, even for four, I will not relent. Because he ripped open the pregnant women of Gilead in order to extend his borders,
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 Her king[e] will go into exile, he and his officials together,” says the LORD.

Cross References 45

  • 1. S 2 Samuel 14:2
  • 2. Zechariah 14:5
  • 3. S 2 Kings 14:21; S 2 Chronicles 26:23
  • 4. S 2 Kings 14:23
  • 5. S Hosea 1:1
  • 6. S Isaiah 42:13
  • 7. S Psalms 29:3
  • 8. Joel 3:16
  • 9. Amos 9:3
  • 10. S Jeremiah 12:4
  • 11. Isaiah 7:8; Isaiah 8:4; Isaiah 17:1-3
  • 12. ver 6,9,11,13; Amos 2:6
  • 13. S Jeremiah 49:27; S Ezekiel 30:8
  • 14. S 1 Kings 19:17; 2 Kings 8:7-15
  • 15. Jeremiah 17:27
  • 16. 1 Kings 20:1; 2 Kings 6:24; Jeremiah 49:23-27
  • 17. Jeremiah 51:30
  • 18. S Isaiah 37:12
  • 19. S 2 Kings 16:9; S Isaiah 22:6; Zechariah 9:1
  • 20. S Isaiah 7:16; Jeremiah 49:27
  • 21. S Genesis 10:19; 1 Samuel 6:17; Zephaniah 2:4
  • 22. S ver 3
  • 23. S Genesis 14:6; Obadiah 1:11
  • 24. S 2 Chronicles 26:6
  • 25. Psalms 81:14
  • 26. S Ezekiel 25:16
  • 27. S Isaiah 34:8
  • 28. Isaiah 14:28-32; Zephaniah 2:4-7
  • 29. 1 Kings 5:1; 1 Kings 9:11-14; Isaiah 23:1-18; Jeremiah 25:22; Joel 3:4; S Matthew 11:21
  • 30. ver 3
  • 31. S 1 Kings 5:12
  • 32. Isaiah 23:1-18; S Isaiah 34:8; S Jeremiah 47:4; Ezekiel 26:2-4; Zechariah 9:1-4
  • 33. Numbers 20:14-21; S 2 Chronicles 28:17; S Psalms 83:6; Jeremiah 49:7-22
  • 34. S Psalms 63:10
  • 35. S Ezekiel 25:12-14; Zechariah 1:15
  • 36. S Genesis 36:11,15; Obadiah 1:9-10
  • 37. S Isaiah 34:5; Isaiah 63:1-6; Jeremiah 25:21; Ezekiel 25:12-14; Ezekiel 35:1-15; Obadiah 1:1; Malachi 1:2-5
  • 38. S Genesis 19:38; Jeremiah 49:1-6; S Ezekiel 21:28; Ezekiel 25:2-7
  • 39. S Genesis 34:29; S 2 Kings 8:12; S Hosea 13:16
  • 40. S Deuteronomy 3:11
  • 41. Isaiah 30:30
  • 42. S Job 39:25; Amos 2:2
  • 43. Jeremiah 23:19
  • 44. S Jeremiah 25:21
  • 45. 1 Chronicles 20:1; S Jeremiah 49:1; Ezekiel 21:28-32; Ezekiel 25:2-7

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Amos 1 Commentaries

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