Amos 1
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Amos 1

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1The words of Amos, who was among the #ch. 7:14, 15 shepherds#1:1 Or sheep breeders of #2 Sam. 14:2 Tekoa, which he saw concerning Israel #See Hos. 1:1 in the days of #2 Kgs. 15:1, 13, 30; 2 Chr. 26:1 Uzziah king of Judah and in the days of #ch. 7:10; 2 Kgs. 14:23 Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel, two years#1:1 Or during two years before #Zech. 14:5; [Isa. 29:6]the earthquake.
Judgment on Israel’s Neighbors
2And he said:
# See Joel 3:16 “The Lord roars from Zion
and utters his voice from Jerusalem;
# [Ps. 65:12] the pastures of the shepherds mourn,
and the #ch. 9:3 top of #See Josh. 19:26Carmel withers.”
3Thus says the Lord:
# ver. 9, 11, 13; ch. 2:1, 4, 6; Prov. 30:15, 18, 21, 29 “For three transgressions of #[Isa. 8:4] Damascus,
and for four, #[Isa. 8:4] I will not revoke the punishment,#1:3 Hebrew I will not turn it back; also verses 6, 9, 11, 13
because they have threshed #ver. 13; [2 Kgs. 10:33; Isa. 21:10]Gilead
with threshing sledges of iron.
4 # Jer. 49:27 So I will send a fire upon the house of #2 Kgs. 13:24, 25Hazael,
and it shall devour the strongholds of #2 Kgs. 13:24, 25Ben-hadad.
5I will #Jer. 51:30 break the gate-bar of #[See ver. 3 above] Damascus,
and cut off the inhabitants from the Valley of #See Hos. 4:15 Aven,#1:5 Or On
and him who holds the scepter from #2 Kgs. 19:12 Beth-eden;
and the people of #ch. 9:7; [2 Kgs. 16:9] Syria shall go into exile to #ch. 9:7; 2 Kgs. 16:9Kir,”
says the Lord.
6Thus says the Lord:
# [See ver. 3 above] “For three transgressions of #Jer. 47:1, 5; Zeph. 2:4; Zech. 9:5 Gaza,
and for four, I will not revoke the punishment,
because #2 Chr. 28:18; See Joel 3:4-6they carried into exile a whole people
to deliver them up to Edom.
7So I will send a fire upon the wall of #[See ver. 6 above]Gaza,
and it shall devour her strongholds.
8I will cut off the inhabitants from #ch. 3:9; 1 Sam. 5:1Ashdod,
and him who holds the scepter from Ashkelon;
I will turn my hand against Ekron,
and the remnant of the Philistines shall perish,”
says the Lord God.
9Thus says the Lord:
# [See ver. 3 above] “For three transgressions of #See Joel 3:4Tyre,
and for four, I will not revoke the punishment,
because they delivered up a whole people to Edom,
and did not remember the covenant of brotherhood.
10So I will send a fire upon the wall of #[See ver. 9 above]Tyre,
and it shall devour her strongholds.”
11Thus says the Lord:
# [See ver. 3 above] “For three transgressions of #[2 Chr. 28:17] Edom,
and for four, I will not revoke the punishment,
# [2 Chr. 28:17] because he pursued his brother with the sword
# Ps. 137:7; [Joel 3:19; Mal. 1:4] and cast off all pity,
# Ezek. 35:5 and his anger tore perpetually,
# Ezek. 35:5 and he kept his wrath forever.
12So I will send a fire upon #Obad. 9; See 1 Chr. 1:45 Teman,
and it shall devour the strongholds of #Isa. 63:1; See 1 Chr. 1:44Bozrah.”
13Thus says the Lord:
# [See ver. 3 above] “For three transgressions of the #Jer. 49:1, 2; Zeph. 2:8, 9 Ammonites,
and for four, I will not revoke the punishment,
because #See Hos. 13:16 they have ripped open pregnant women in #ver. 3Gilead,
that they might enlarge their border.
14So I will kindle a fire in the wall of #2 Sam. 11:1; 12:26; See Ezek. 21:20 Rabbah,
# [Ezek. 21:28, 29] and it shall devour her strongholds,
with shouting on the day of battle,
# [Ezek. 21:28, 29] with a tempest in the day of the whirlwind;
15and #Jer. 49:3their king shall go into exile,
he and his princes#1:15 Or officials together,”
says the Lord.

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