Bible: Amos 1:11-2:3

1:11 This is what the Lord says:

“Because Edom has committed three crimes 1 

make that four! 2  – I will not revoke my decree of judgment. 3 

He chased his brother 4  with a sword;

he wiped out his allies. 5 

In his anger he tore them apart without stopping to rest; 6 

in his fury he relentlessly attacked them. 7 

1:12 So I will set Teman 8  on fire;

fire 9  will consume Bozrah’s 10  fortresses.”

1:13 This is what the Lord says:

“Because the Ammonites have committed three crimes 11 

make that four! 12  – I will not revoke my decree of judgment. 13 

They ripped open Gilead’s pregnant women 14 

so they could expand their territory.

1:14 So I will set fire to Rabbah’s 15  city wall; 16 

fire 17  will consume her fortresses.

War cries will be heard on the day of battle; 18 

a strong gale will blow on the day of the windstorm. 19 

1:15 Ammon’s 20  king will be deported; 21 

he and his officials 22  will be carried off 23  together.”

The Lord has spoken!

2:1 This is what the Lord says:

“Because Moab has committed three crimes 24 

make that four! 25  – I will not revoke my decree of judgment. 26 

They burned the bones of Edom’s king into lime. 27 

2:2 So I will set Moab on fire, 28 

and it will consume Kerioth’s 29  fortresses.

Moab will perish 30  in the heat of battle 31 

amid war cries and the blaring 32  of the ram’s horn. 33 

2:3 I will remove 34  Moab’s leader; 35 

I will kill all Moab’s 36  officials 37  with him.”

The Lord has spoken!

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