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The Judgments on Israel's Neighbors
1 # 2 Kgs 15.1-7; 2 Chr 26.1-23; 2 Kgs 14.23-29. The words of Amos, who was among the herdmen of Teko´a, which he saw concerning Israel in the days of Uzzi´ah king of Judah, and in the days of Jerobo´am the son of Jo´ash king of Israel, two years before the earthquake.
2 # Joel 3.16. And he said, The Lord will roar from Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the habitations of the shepherds shall mourn, and the top of Carmel shall wither.
3 # Isa 17.1-3; Jer 49.23-27; Zech 9.1. Thus saith the Lord; For three transgressions of Damascus, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they have threshed Gil´e-ad with threshing instruments of iron: 4but I will send a fire into the house of Haz´a-el, which shall devour the palaces of Ben–ha´dad. 5I will break also the bar of Damascus, and cut off the inhabitant from the plain of Aven, and him that holdeth the sceptre from the house of Eden:#1.5 Or, from Beth–eden. and the people of Syria shall go into captivity unto Kir, saith the Lord.
6 # Isa 14.29-31; Jer 47.1-7; Ezek 25.15-17; Joel 3.4-8; Zeph 2.4-7; Zech 9.5-7. Thus saith the Lord; For three transgressions of Gaza, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they carried away captive the whole captivity, to deliver them up to Edom: 7but I will send a fire on the wall of Gaza, which shall devour the palaces thereof: 8and I will cut off the inhabitant from Ashdod, and him that holdeth the sceptre from Ash´kelon, and I will turn mine hand against Ekron: and the remnant of the Philistines shall perish, saith the Lord [God].
9 # Isa 23.1-18; Ezek 26.1—28.19; Joel 3.4-8; Zech 9.1-4; Matt 11.21,22; Luke 10.13,14. Thus saith the Lord; For three transgressions of Tyrus, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they delivered up the whole captivity to Edom, and remembered not the brotherly covenant: 10but I will send a fire on the wall of Tyrus, which shall devour the palaces thereof.
11 # Isa 34.5-17; 63.1-6; Jer 49.7-22; Ezek 25.12-14; 35.1-15; Obad 1-14; Mal 1.2-5. Thus saith the Lord; For three transgressions of Edom, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because he did pursue his brother with the sword, and did cast off all pity, and his anger did tear perpetually, and he kept his wrath for ever: 12but I will send a fire upon Teman, which shall devour the palaces of Bozrah.
13 # Jer 49.1-6; Ezek 21.28-32; 25.1-7; Zeph 2.8-11. Thus saith the Lord; For three transgressions of the children of Ammon, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they have ripped up the women with child, of Gil´e-ad, that they might enlarge their border: 14but I will kindle a fire in the wall of Rabbah, and it shall devour the palaces thereof, with shouting in the day of battle, with a tempest in the day of the whirlwind: 15and their king shall go into captivity, he and his princes together, saith the Lord.