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1The words of Amos, who was one of the sheep breeders # Or the shepherds #2Kg 3:4Am 7:14-15 from Tekoa #2Sm 14:2Jr 6:1 — what he saw regarding Israel in the days of Uzziah, #2Kg 15:1-72Ch 26:1-23Is 1:1Hs 1:1 king of Judah, and Jeroboam #2Kg 14:23-29 son of Jehoash, king of Israel, two years before the earthquake. #Zch 14:5
2He said:
The Lord roars #Is 42:13Jr 25:30Jl 3:16Am 3:8 from Zion
and raises His voice from Jerusalem;
the pastures of the shepherds mourn, # Or dry up #Is 24:4-7Jr 12:4|NoBook| 23:10Jl 1:10
and the summit of Carmel #Am 9:3 withers.
Judgment on Israel’s Neighbors
3The Lord says:
I will not relent from punishing Damascus #Is 17:1-3
for three crimes, even four, #Pr 30:15-29Am 2:1
because they threshed Gilead with iron sledges.
4Therefore, I will send fire against Hazael’s palace,
and it will consume Ben-hadad’s #2Kg 8:11-15|NoBook| 13:3 citadels.
5I will break down the gates # Lit gate bars #Gn 22:17Neh 1:3Lm 2:9Hs 11:6Nah 3:13 of Damascus.
I will cut off the ruler from the Valley of Aven,
and the one who wields the scepter from Beth-eden.
The people of Aram will be exiled to Kir. #2Kg 16:9Am 9:7
The Lord has spoken.
6The Lord says:
I will not relent from punishing Gaza #Jr 47:1Ezk 25:15-17
for three crimes, even four,
because they exiled a whole community,
handing them over to Edom.
7Therefore, I will send fire against the walls of Gaza,
and it will consume its citadels.
8I will cut off the ruler from Ashdod, #2Ch 26:6Am 3:9Zch 9:6
and the one who wields the scepter from Ashkelon. #Jr 47:5Zph 2:4
I will also turn My hand against Ekron,
and the remainder of the Philistines #Is 14:29-31Ezk 25:16 will perish.
The Lord God has spoken.
9The Lord says:
I will not relent from punishing Tyre #Is 23Ezk 26:1–28:19
for three crimes, even four,
because they handed over
a whole community of exiles to Edom
and broke # Lit and did not remember a treaty of brotherhood. #1Kg 5:19:11-14
10Therefore, I will send fire #Zch 9:4 against the walls of Tyre,
and it will consume its citadels.
11The Lord says:
I will not relent from punishing Edom #Jr 49:8-22Ezk 25:12-14
for three crimes, even four,
because he pursued his brother with the sword. #Nm 20:14Dt 2:4|NoBook| 23:7Ob 10-14
He stifled his compassion,
his anger tore at them #Gn 37:33Ps 7:2Hs 5:14 continually,
and he harbored his rage incessantly.
12Therefore, I will send fire against Teman, #Jr 49:7
and it will consume the citadels of Bozrah.
13The Lord says:
I will not relent from punishing the Ammonites #Jr 49:1-6Ezk 25:1-7Zph 2:8-11
for three crimes, even four,
because they ripped open
the pregnant women of Gilead #2Kg 8:12|NoBook| 15:16Hs 13:16
in order to enlarge their territory. #Is 5:8Ezk 35:10
14Therefore, I will set fire to the walls of Rabbah, #1Ch 20:1Jr 49:2
and it will consume its citadels.
There will be shouting on the day of battle #Ezk 21:22Am 2:2
and a violent wind on the day of the storm. #Is 29:6|NoBook| 30:30
15Their king and his princes
will go into exile together. #Jr 49:3
The Lord has spoken.
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